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Sec/User Mgmt: Add or Edit User Dialog

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Aug 29, 2018Last modified by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Sep 8, 2020
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All users must either have a local user account with a username and password or an external user account that is mapped to NetWitness Platform.

What do you want to do?

RoleI want to ...Show me how
AdministratorAdd a User and Assign a Role 
AdministratorChange User Information 
AdministratorReset a User Password 
Administrator Add a User for External Authentication  

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Quick Look

To access Add or Edit User dialog, go to (Admin) > Security > Users tab and in the toolbar, clickAdd icon, or select a user and click Edit icon.

Add User Dialog

This is the Add User dialog for an internal user.

Edit User Dialog

This is the Edit User dialog for an internal user.

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.

The Add User and Edit User dialogs have following sections:

1User information
2Roles tab
3 Attributes tab

User Information

The following table provides descriptions of the user information.

NetWitnessAuthenticate with NetWitness.
Active DirectoryAuthenticate with Active Directory.
PAMAuthenticate with PAM.
UsernameUsername for the NetWitness Platform user account.
EmailEmail address of the user.
Password (Add User dialog only) Password to log on to NetWitness Platform.
Confirm Password(Add User dialog only) Password confirmation for adding the user password.
Full NameName 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 Platform. 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.

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.

Attributes Tab

The following table lists the descriptions of the Attributes tab options. The Attributes tab shows the attributes that are assigned to the user.

Core Query Timeout(Optional) Specifies the maximum number of minutes that a user can run a query. The default value is 5 minutes. This timeout only applies to queries performed from Investigation. If this value is set, it must be zero (0) or greater. A value of zero represents no timeout.
Core Session ThresholdControls how the service scans meta values to determine session counts. This value must be zero (0) or greater. If this value is greater than zero, a query optimization will extrapolate the total session counts that exceed the threshold. When the meta value returned by the query reaches the threshold, the system will:
  • Stop its determination of the session count
  • Show the threshold and percentage of query time used to reach the threshold
The default value is 100000. The limit you specify here overrides the Max Session Export value defined in the Investigate view settings. 
Core Query Prefix(Optional) Filters query results to restrict what the role members see. By default, this is blank. For example, the 'service' = 80 query prefix prepends to any queries run by the user and the user can only access meta of HTTP sessions.

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