|Appendix - Managing Security with the User Management Service / Introduction|
The User Management Service provides a simplified interface to manage security for the repository, focused on how to restrict who can access the resources in the repository. Setting security allows you to expose or restrict different resources (subsets of your data and resources) to different users or departments. To enforce this, security has been added to Spectrum™ Technology Platform that allows you to specify which users get to see what resources.
The Spectrum™ Technology Platform repository security is managed using an internal ACL (Access Control List). This allows you to specify which users are granted access to resources, as well as what operations are allowed on given resources. The operations for repository user management are performed using the User Management SOAP interface.