Creating user accounts

System Administrator Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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When you create a user account, you register the user to the applicable user groups with appropriate permissions. The storage system supports a maximum of 512 user accounts, including the built-in user accounts. To prevent unauthorized access to the storage system, users must change their password immediately after logging in for the first time.
Important: After the user accounts have been created, back up the user account information. If a controller failure or other problem occurs, recover from the failure and then restore the backup file. You will be able to use the user account information again after the backup file is restored.
  • You must have the Security Administrator (View & Modify) role to perform this task.
  • You or an authorized technical support representative can log in to Device Manager - Storage Navigator and CCI with user accounts that are created in Device Manager - Storage Navigator.
  1. In the Device Manager - Storage Navigator Administration tree, select User Groups.
  2. On the User Groups tab, select a user group to which to add a user. This is dependent on which permissions you want to give to the user.
    Support representatives must have the Support Personnel (Vendor Only) role to log in.
  3. On the Roles tab, confirm that the displayed permissions are appropriate for the user.
  4. On the Users tab, click Create.
  5. Enter the user name.
  6. Select Enable or Disable for the account.
    If you select Disable, the user of this account is disabled and cannot log in to Device Manager - Storage Navigator.
  7. To use an authentication server, select External. To authenticate users with only Device Manager - Storage Navigator, select Local.
  8. If you select Local, enter the password for this user account in two places.
    You can use all alphanumeric characters and symbols for the password. The password must be between 6 and 256 characters.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. In the Confirm window, check the settings.
  11. Click Apply. The task is now registered. If Go to tasks window for status is checked, the Tasks window opens to display the status of the task.