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Set Up User Accounts to Access Viptela Devices

To perform operations on a Viptela device, you configure usernames and passwords for users who are allowed to access the Viptela device. You also place users in user groups.

Add a vManage User Account

The Viptela software provides one standard username, admin, and you can also create custom usernames, as needed. To add a user:

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the Users tab, click Add User.
  3. In the Add User popup window, enter the full name, username, and password for the user. Note that uppercase characters are not allowed in usernames.
  4. From the User Groups drop-down list, select the groups that the user will be a member of.
  5. Click Add. The user is then listed in the user table below.

Add A User Group

Users are placed in groups, which define the specific configuration and operational commands that the users are authorized to view and modify. A single user can be in one or more groups. The Viptela software provides three standard user groups, and you can also create custom user groups, as needed:

  • basic—Includes users who have permission to view and edit information.
  • netadmin—Includes the admin user, by default, who can perform all operations on the vManage NMS. You can add other users to this group.
  • operator—Includes users who have permission only to view information.

To add a user group:

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the User Groups tab, click Add User Group.
  3. In the Add User Group popup window, enter the user group name and select the desired read and write permissions for each feature. Note that uppercase characters are not allowed in user group names.
  4. Click OK. The user group is then listed in the left pane.

Delete a User

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the Users tab, select the user you wish to delete.
  3. Click the More Actions icon to the right of the column and click Delete.
  4. Click OK to confirm deletion of the user.

Delete a User Group

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the User Groups tab, click the name of the user group you wish to delete. Note that you cannot delete any of the three standard user groups—basic, netadmin, and operator.
  3. Click the delete icon.
  4. Click OK to confirm deletion of the user group.

Edit User Details

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the Users tab, select the user whose details you wish to edit.
  3. Click the More Actions icon to the right of the column and click Edit.
  4. Edit login details, and add or remove the user from user groups.
  5. Click Update.

Edit User Group Privileges

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the User Groups tab, select the name of the user group whose privileges you wish to edit. Note that you cannot edit privileges for the three standard user groups—basic, netadmin, and operator.
  3. Click the Edit button located directly beneath the User Groups tab, and edit privileges as needed.
  4. Click Save.

Change User Password

  1. In vManage NMS, select the Administration ► Manage Users screen.
  2. In the Users tab, select the user whose password you wish to change.
  3. Click the More Actions icon to the right of the column and click Change Password.
  4. Enter, and then confirm, the new password.
  5. Click Done.

Release Information

Introduced in vManage NMS in Release 15.2

Additional Information

See the Configuring User Access and Authentication article for your software release.
Check User Accounts and Permissions

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