Add a user with role-based access and authentication by membership in an organizational directory

Use this procedure to add a user with access to a subset of resources based on their job responsibilities, where your appliance configuration is set to authenticate the user according to membership in an organizational directory.

Prerequisites
  • Minimum required privileges: Infrastructure administrator

  • One or more authentication directories are configured in the appliance (see Add an authentication directory service)

  • You have the following minimum information at hand:

    • User's unique identifier name

      (user_name)
    • Initial password

    • User's full name (must be uniquely distinguished if there are other users with the same name)

    • User's job responsibilities

Procedure
  1. From the main menu, select Users and Groups.
  2. Click Add Directory User or Group.
  3. Provide the data requested in the screen.
  4. Click Specialized to reveal roles.
  5. Select the role that applies to the new user. See About user roles for information on access provided for each role.
  6. Click Add.

    Repeat this procedure as needed.

  7. Optional. To start over, click Reset to clear the form.
  8. When you finish, click Close.

    The overview screen reappears. The new user or group should be on the list of current users.

    If you need to make a change, you can Edit a user account.

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