Declaring administrators

To manage SDS for C&M, the first mandatory step is to declare the global administrator, who holds all configuration privileges on the server.

If you are using built-in key management mode, declare the security administrator immediately, so that you can retrieve encrypted data and comply with the legal requirements of encryption solutions.

As shown in the diagram below, the global administrator and security administrator are different people with separate roles, using different administration tools. The global administrator does not perform any helpdesk or recovery operations and the security administrator does not have any privileges to configure the SDMC server.

Comparison of global administrator and security administrator