Sec/User Mgmt: Add or Edit User Dialog

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This topic introduces the Add User and Edit User dialogs accessible from the Admin > Security view > Users tab.

All users must either have a local user account with username and password or an external user account that is mapped to NetWitness Suite.

What do you want to do?

                                 
RoleI want to ...Show me how
AdministratorAdd a User and Assign a RoleStep 2. (Optional) Add a Role and Assign Permissions
AdministratorChange User InformationStep 2. (Optional) Add a Role and Assign Permissions
AdministratorReset a User PasswordStep 2. (Optional) Add a Role and Assign Permissions
Administrator Add a User for External Authentication Step 2. (Optional) Add a Role and Assign Permissions

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User Preferences

To display the Add User or Edit User dialog:

  1. In NetWitness Suite, go to ADMIN > Security.
    The Security view is displayed with the Users tab open.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In the action bar, click Add icon.
      The Add User dialog is displayed.
    • Select a user and in the action bar, click Edit icon.
      The Edit User dialog is displayed.

The Add User and Edit User dialogs are the same except that the Add User dialog contains additional Password and Confirm Password fields. You can add a password for a new user in the Add User dialog. Users can change their own passwords in the user preferences. You can reset a password for a user directly from the Users tab.

Add User Dialog

This is the Add User dialog for an internal user.

Add User dialog showing Attributes tab

Edit User Dialog

This is the Edit User dialog for an internal user.

Edit User dialog

The Add User and Edit User dialogs show:

  • Authentication type
  • User information
  • Roles to which the user belongs

User Information

The following table provides descriptions of the user information.

                                               
FieldDescription
Authentication Type The authentication type for the user. Default selection is NetWitness, which designates an internal user. Options for external users are Active Directory and PAM. This field is disabled when editing a user.
UsernameUsername for the NetWitness Suite user account.
Full NameName of the user.
Password (Add User dialog only) Password to log on to NetWitness Suite.
Confirm Password(Add User dialog only) Password confirmation for adding the user password.
EmailEmail address of the user.
Description(Optional) Description of the user.
Force password change on next login Expires the user password the next time the user logs on to NetWitness Suite. This field applies only to internal users. This does not affect any active user sessions. The Clock icon appears in the user row to show that the user password expired. After a password is expired, you cannot undo it. This checkbox is cleared the next time you edit the user account.
Reset FormRemoves any changes in process.

Roles Tab

The following table provides descriptions of the Roles tab options. The Roles tab shows the roles that are assigned to the user.

                           
OptionDescription
Add icon Opens the Add Role dialog that lists roles you could assign to the user.
Delete icon Removes the selected role from being assigned to the user.
Show Permissions icon Shows permissions for the selected role.
NameLists each role assigned to the user.
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