NW: Setting User Preferences

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You can view and manage your NetWitness Suite global application preferences from your user profile. Your global preference options vary depending on whether you access them from the new Respond view or other views, such as Monitor, Configure, Admin, and Investigate.
You can:

  • Set the application time zone
  • Set the application date and time format (Respond view only)
  • Select your default starting location (Respond view only)
  • Change your password (all views except Respond view) - See Changing Your Password for more information.
  • Enable or disable notifications (all views except Respond view)
  • Enable or disable context menus (all views except Respond view)

View Your User Preferences (Respond view)

In the upper left corner of the NetWitness Suite browser window, select User Profile icon.
The User Preferences dialog shows your current preferences when accessed through the Respond view.
User Preferences in the Respond and Investigate views

Any selections that you make become effective immediately.

View Your User Preferences (all views except Respond view)

For the following views: Investigate, Monitor, Configure, and Admin: In the upper left corner of the NetWitness Suite browser window, select User Profile icon > Profile.
The Preferences dialog shows your current preferences.
Classic User Preferences dialog

Set the Time Zone and Date and Time Format

You can change the time zone and the format of the date and time for your location.

Note: You can only change the date and time preferences for your location from the Respond view.

  1. In the User Preferences dialog, select your localization preferences:
    1. Time Zone: Set the time zone to use in the NetWitness Suite.
    2. (Respond view only) Date Format: Set the format for the order of the display of the month (MM), day (DD), and year (YYYY). For example, the MM/DD/YYYY format shows the date as 05/11/2017.
    3. (Respond view only) Time Format: Set the time as 12-hour or 24-hour time. For example, 2:00 PM in 12-hour time is 14:00 in 24-hour time.

    Changes in the Respond view become effective immediately.

  2. (All views except Respond) Click Apply.
    Your preferences become effective immediately.

Select the Default Starting Location

  1. (Respond view only) Open the User Preferences dialog.
  2. In the Default Landing Page field, select the opening view that you would like to see when you log in to NetWitness Suite. You can choose Respond, Investigate, Monitor, Configure, and Admin according to your user role. For example, you can choose Respond to go directly to the relevant section of the application for Incident Responders. See Setting up Your Default View by SOC Role to help you select the appropriate default view.
    This selection sets the default view for the entire application. Changes become effective immediately.

Enable or Disable System Notifications for Your User Account

(All views except Respond view) By default, NetWitness Suite system notifications are enabled when a new user account is created. You can disable and enable these notifications at any time.

  1. In the Preferences dialog:
    • To enable notifications for your user account, select the Enable Notifications checkbox.
    • To disable notifications, clear the Enable Notifications checkbox.
  2. Click Apply.
    Your preference becomes effective immediately.

Enable or Disable Context Menus for Your User Account

(All views except Respond view) By default, context menus are enabled when a new user account is created. Context menus provide additional functions for specific views when you right-click a view.

  1. In the Preferences dialog:
    • To enable context menus for your user account, select the Enable Context Menus checkbox.
    • To disable context menus, clear the Enable Context Menus checkbox.
  2. Click Apply.
    Your preference becomes effective immediately.

Note: Settings available on the Investigate tab in the Preferences dialog (for all views except Respond) are documented in the Investigation and Malware Analysis User Guide.

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