Assign a User an Alias

A logon alias allows users to authenticate with their SecurID token using User IDs other than their own. For example, suppose you assign the alias “root” to an administrator. In addition to logging on with a default User ID, an administrator can log on using the User ID “root” and his own token. You can also prevent a user from authenticating with the default User ID and instead require that the user authenticate with an alias.

Before you begin

Before you assign a user alias, your Super Admin should have done the following:

  • Included a restricted or unrestricted agent in your deployment.

  • If you plan to configure a logon alias, the user must belong to a user group that has access to a restricted agent or has been enabled on an unrestricted agent.


  1. In the Security Console, click Identity > Users > Manage Existing.

  2. Use the search fields to find the user with which you want to work.

  3. Click the appropriate user, and select Authentication Settings.

  4. Select whether you want to allow users to use their own User IDs or an alias.

  5. Select the user group to which you want to assign the alias.

  6. In the User ID field, enter the User ID that you want to assign to the alias.

  7. In the Shell field, enter the shell that you want assigned to the alias.

  8. If you are using RADIUS, from the RADIUS Profile drop-down menu, select the RADIUS profile to assign to the alias.

  9. Click Add.

  10. Click Save.