User administration overview

System Administrator Guide for VSP E990 and VSP G130, G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

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Device Manager - Storage Navigator provides a rich set of user administration, roles and permissions, and access control features. Administrators can manage users by groups and set up access control by defining who can access what storage resources. For storage systems that do not have an SVP, the maintenance utility provides basic user management capabilities, such as creating, modifying, and deleting user accounts.

You can create and manage users locally or configure the storage system to authenticate users with an existing authentication server, such as LDAP. If you create user accounts in Device Manager - Storage Navigator, you can use the authentication server to allocate user groups to users by configuring the same user group names on the storage system and the authentication server. If you create user accounts in the maintenance utility, users can be authenticated by the authentication server, but user groups are allocated to users based on the configuration in the maintenance utility.

Effective user administration involves the following activities:
  1. Understanding roles and permissions: See Roles and permissions.
  2. Creating user groups: See Creating a new user group.
  3. Creating users and assigning them to user groups: See Creating user accounts.
  4. Creating resource groups and assigning them to user groups: See Managing resource groups.