Configuring Console Users

License Administration Console local users and Active Directory users and groups are administered by and stored in the console. These users are not connected to the computer's local users. The Active Directory users and groups are part of an Active Directory/network authentication system.

To support Active Directory users and groups, the Windows license server must be a member of a Microsoft Active Directory domain and must be running the License Administration Console. Windows NT domains are not supported. Note the License Server VPX does not support Active Directory.

Users are configured with local roles or Active Directory roles for adding users and groups. All users are created as administrators and can:

  • View the Dashboard for license activity and alerts.
  • Change their own password. Active Directory users and groups do not have passwords associated with them. They contact Active Directory to be authorized and follow standard Active Directory user password policies.
  • Select a console display language.
  • View system information.
  • Add and delete users and expire their passwords. You can expire passwords for local users only.
  • Configure alerts.
  • Configure the license server.
  • Configure the vendor daemon.
  • Stop the license server.
  • Configure the administration console.

Administrators must enter user name and password when opening the Administration area. Settings in Server Configuration allow you to optionally secure the Dashboard by requiring users to log on. If Password Protected Dashboard is enabled ALL users accessing the License Administration Console must log on.

Default Administrator Account

A default administrator account is created during installation of the License Administration Console. If you are in a workgroup, you set the password for this "admin" account during installation. If you are in a domain, installer_user_domain\username is automatically added as the administrator. Use the administrator account to first log on to the console and then configure additional users.

Note: If you log on as the domain administrator, you can delete the default "admin" user.

To add locally managed users

  1. Click Administration and then the User Configuration tab.
  2. Click New Users.
  3. Select Locally Managed Admin from the drop-down menu.
  4. Type information based on the Role chosen. Required fields are identified with an asterisk (*).
    • User names are case sensitive and are limited to 32 characters.
  5. Optionally select the User must change password on next logon check box to force the user to create a new password.

To add domain users and groups

  1. On a domain server, click Administration and then the User Configuration tab.
  2. Click New Users.
  3. Select a role from the drop-down menu.
  4. Type information based on the Role chosen. Required fields are identified with an asterisk (*).
    • User names are limited to 32 characters.
    • Users and groups must be created as domain\user or domain\group.
    • For domain users, names are converted to upper case and stored. An upper case domain user name (for example, TEST\HARVEY) can coexist with a lower case local user name (for example, test\harvey), but an upper case domain user cannot coexist with an upper case local user name.

To change a user password for locally-added users

  1. On the User Configuration page, click Edit in the line containing the user's record.
  2. Type and confirm the new password.
  3. Optionally select the User must change password on next logon check box to force the user to change the new password.

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