Sec/User Mgmt: Search for External Groups

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development on Aug 29, 2018Last modified by RSA Information Design and Development on Jan 23, 2019
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This topic provides instructions for searching for external groups that have NetWitness Platform user roles mapped to them.


A method for external user authentication must be enabled.


To search for an external group:

  1. In NetWitness Platform, go to ADMIN > Security.
    The Security view is displayed with the Users tab open.
  2. Click the External Group Mapping tab.
  3. In the toolbar, click The Add icon or The edit icon.
    The Add Role Mapping dialog for the external authentication method you selected is displayed.
  4. The Group Mapping section is dependent on the selected external authentication method. 
  • For Active Directory, select a Domain. Then click Search next to External Group Name.
  • For PAM, click Search next to PAM Group Name.
    The Search External Groups dialog is displayed.
  1. In Common Name, type a group name or part of a group name with the wild card character (*).
    Image of the Search External Groups dialog
  2. Click Search.
    The results are displayed in the External Group Search Results section.
    Image of the Search External Groups dialog with search results
  3. Select the group to which you want to assign roles and click OK.
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