Host GS: Services Security View

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This topic provides an overview of service security management in the Services Security view. 

In NetWitness Platform, each service has a separate configuration of users, roles, and role permissions, which are managed in the Services Security view.

To access service information and perform service operations through NetWitness Platform, a user must belong to a role that has permissions on that service. For 10.4 or later NetWitness Platform Core services that utilize trusted connections, it is no longer necessary to create NetWitness Platform Core user accounts for users that log on through the web client. You only need to create NetWitness Platform Core user accounts for aggregation, thick client users, and REST API users.

Note: Only the default admin user in NetWitness Platform is created by default on all services. As a prerequisite to managing service security, the default admin user account must be present in the NetWitness Platform Administration > Services view. For every other user, you must configure access to each particular service through NetWitness Platform.

Procedures related to this tab are described in Hosts and Services Procedures.

To access the Services Security view:

  1. In NetWitness Platform, go to ADMIN > Services.
  2. Select a service and select The actions drop-down >  View > Security.
    The Services Security view for the selected service is displayed.
    This is an example of the Services Security view.


The Services Security view has three tabs, Users tab, Roles tab, and Settings tab.

Roles and Service Access

Primary considerations in configuring service security are defining the roles and assigning users to the roles. The Service Security view separates these two functions into the Users tab and the Roles tab.

  • In the Roles tab, you can create roles and assign permissions to the roles for a selected service. 
  • In the Users tab, you can add a user, edit user settings, change the user password, and edit the role membership of the user for a selected service. Although you select a single service in the Services Security view, you can apply the settings for one service to other services.


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