MTS provides built-in security for components through what is known as roles.
A role corresponds to a user, group, or any combination of users and groups. Chapter
15 "Understanding the MTS Development Environment" provided limited
exposure to how roles can be used to secure MTS components. If you recall, when
MTS was installed, one of the first configuration tasks was adding appropriate
users to the Administrator role for the System package. Administrator role membership
determined who was able and who was unable to administer a given MTS machine.
Similarly, roles can be used to apply security to other MTS packages as well.