Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. What Is NorthStar

NorthStar is an integrated system that simplifies the management of IP Network allocations. To help make management of IP space more efficient, NorthStar provides various different ways to group allocations by using Location, Owner, and Device objects. These objects can be combined in almost any way so that your organization may decide how generalized or detailed it would like the information to be. To continue this concept NorthStar contains a very powerful Template system that can be used to customize the system to fit your organizations specific needs and a flexible User Permissions system that allows different levels of access for different individuals.