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Enable resource responsibility to a resource owner in ARM

Updated November 22, 2018


This article details how to enable resource responsibility in the web interface.


  • Access Rights Manager


ARM allows the direct assignment of a resource to a resource owner using the web interface without using data owner containers.



However, this option is disabled by default. To enable this feature:

Up to version 8.0.137

  1. Stop the ARM service and close your browser.
  2. Open Windows Explorer.
  3. Navigate to the folder %ProgramFiles%\Protected Networks\8MAN\GrantMA
  4. Locate and open the config.json file.
    SolarWinds recommends making a backup copy of the config.json file before making edits.
  5. In the file, set enableDOImport and enableDOConfig values from false to true.
  6. Save config.json
  7. Restart the ARM service and log in.

The feature to assign resource responsibility is available in the ARM web interface.


ARM version 8.0.2xx or higher

Add the configuration switch into the pnServer.config.xml

  1. Navigate to %Programdata%\\8MAN\cfg
  2. Open pnServer.config.xml.
  3. Add the tag <resourceOwner.enabled> at the second last line before the closing tag </config> and set the value to true:
    <resourceOwner.enabled type="System.Boolean">true</resourceOwner.enabled>



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