Creating user accounts

System Administrator Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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When you create a user account in Device Manager - Storage Navigator (HDvM - SN), 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.

To create users for whom password change is requested at first login, set Require Password Change on First login to Yes in their password policy settings beforehand. If this option has not been set, password change is not requested at their first login even if you set Require Password Change on First login to Yes while creating the users.
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 HDvM - SN and CCI with user accounts that are created in HDvM - SN.
  • To enable the Require Password Change on First Login function, you must select Yes on the User Account Policies window and also on either the Create User window or the Edit User window. If No is selected on the User Account Policies window, or if No is selected on both the Create User and Edit User windows, this function is disabled.
  1. In the HDvM - SN Administration tree, select User Groups.
  2. On the User Groups tab, select one or more user groups to which to add a user. This depends on which permissions you want to give to the user. You can add a user to up to 8 user groups.
    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. In the Create User window, enter the user name.
  6. Select Enable to enable the account, or select Disable to disable the account.
    If you disable the user account, the user will not be able to log in to HDvM - SN.
  7. To use an authentication server, select External. To authenticate users with only HDvM - SN, select Local.
  8. If you select Local, enter the password for this user in the two password fields.
    You can use all alphanumeric characters and symbols for the password. The password must be between 6 and 256 characters.
  9. For Require Password Change on First Login, select Yes or No.
    If you select Yes, the user is required to change the password when the user logs in to HDvM - SN for the first time.
  10. Enter the email address of the user.
    You can use up to 255 characters with alphanumeric characters and the following symbols:
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  11. Click Finish.
  12. In the Confirm window, check the settings.
  13. 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.