Create an Authorization Manager Application

Applies To: Windows Server 2008


Authorization Manager is available for use in the following versions of Windows: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It is deprecated as of Windows Server 2012 R2 and may be removed in subsequent versions.

An authorization store can contain authorization policy information for many applications in a single policy store. All applications in one authorization store can access all of the groups defined at the store level.

You must be assigned to the Authorization Manager Administrator user role to complete this procedure. By default, Administrators is the minimum Windows group membership assigned to this role. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

Create an Authorization Manager application

  1. If necessary, open Authorization Manager.

  2. If necessary, open or create an authorization store.

  3. If Authorization Manager is in administrator mode, switch to developer mode.

  4. In the console tree, right-click the name of the authorization store, then choose New Application.

  5. In the Name text box, type a name for your application.

  6. If desired, type a description and version information.

  7. Click OK.

Additional considerations

  • To perform this procedure, you need to have access to an authorization store. By default, members of the Administrators group have the required access, but Authorization manager allows you to delegate responsibility. For more information, see Allow Other Users to Administer an Authorization Store.

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