You need a user account to access the services and objects in the Informatica domain and to use the PowerCenter Client. Users can perform tasks in PowerCenter based on the privileges and permissions assigned to them.
When you install PowerCenter, the installer creates a default administrator user account. You can use the default administrator account to initially log in to the Informatica domain and create PowerCenter services, domain objects, and user accounts.
The privileges assigned to a user determine the task or set of tasks a user or group of users can perform in PowerCenter applications. You can organize users into groups based on the tasks they are allowed to perform in PowerCenter. Create a group and assign it a set of privileges. Then assign users who require the same privileges to the group. All users who belong to the group can perform the tasks allowed by the group privileges.
In this lesson, you complete the following tasks:
Log in to Informatica Administrator using the default administrator account.
If necessary, ask the PowerCenter administrator for the user name and password. Otherwise, ask the PowerCenter administrator to complete the lessons in this chapter for you.
In the Administrator tool, create the TUTORIAL group and assign privileges to the TUTORIAL group.
Create a user account and assign the user to the TUTORIAL group.
Log in to the PowerCenter Repository Manager with the new user account.