Before any tasks can be done in the AWB, you must set up a connection between the AWB client and a CM host. This is described in CM client connection tasks. To be able to do this, you must be an administration officer with the role Use AWB. See also Officers and roles in CM.
The authorization system of CM is based on individual smart cards used by the operators. The smart cards are primarily used to:
authenticate the different operators
sign operator requests from the various clients, and establish encrypted communication between the different system components.
See here for information about AWB, administration tasks and use cases: