To access user management functions, click Administration at the top of the License Statistics web page to access the User Management tab. (Note: You must have License Statistics administrator privileges to use the user management features of License Statistics. If you do not have administrator privileges, you will not see an Administration link at the top of the License Statistics web page.)
From the User Management tab, you can enable automatic user account creation, manually create new users, edit user account details, and delete user accounts, as described below. You can also enable/disable authentication from this page.
For information about creating user accounts automatically using LDAP, see Automating user account creation using LDAP.
Creating a new user and setting user permissions
To add a License Statistics user:
- In the Administration page, click Create New User button in the upper right corner of the Authentication Settings title bar to open the Create New User dialog:
- Under the General tab:
- Complete the user and password information.
- If desired, give the user a different name that will display as the logged in user name. (For example, the admin user displays as "Administrator" in the "Logged in as:" area in the upper right of the page.)
- Assign either Administrator or User role to the user. License Statistics Administrators have the ability to create new users, edit license server information, and remove license servers from the list of monitored servers. License Statistics Users may only view the usage information and do not have any editing privileges.
- If you have enabled LDAP, you can check the "Authenticate through LDAP option to authenticate the user name using LDAP. If you use LDAP authentication, you do not enter the password for the user. (Also see the notes below regarding LDAP.)
- Under the Permissions tab, select whether the user will be allowed to control the visibility of license servers and features using Preferences. This setting affects only the user's own visibility settings and will not affect other users. If you do not allow the user to control license server/feature visibility, he or she won't be able to access visibility settings in Preferences.
- Under the Visible License Servers and Visible Features tabs, specify which license servers and features the user will be allowed to see by selecting the license servers/features and clicking the Hide/Show buttons as applicable.
Notes on LDAP
- If you enable LDAP and then subsequently disable LDAP, the user logins will fail. If you uncheck the Authenticate through LDAP option, the user credentials will be taken from the License Statistics database.
- The administrator login that is initially created by License Statistics cannot use LDAP authentication.
- For more information on using LDAP for user authentication, see Connecting to an LDAP server and Automating user account creation using LDAP.
Editing a user
To edit a user's details:
- Click the Edit icon in the Actions column for that user.
- In the Edit User dialog, edit the user's details as needed, and click Submit to make the changes.
Note: If the Authenticate through LDAP option was checked and you uncheck it, the user credentials will be taken from the License Statistics database.
For more information on using LDAP for user authentication, see Connecting to an LDAP server and Automating user account creation using LDAP.
Deleting a user
To delete a user, click the Delete icon in the Actions column for that user. Confirm the deletion in the dialog that pops up.
User authentication is enabled by default and may be toggled on and off using the "Enable authentication" checkbox at the top of the User Management page.
When authentication is toggled on, users must log in to access License Statistics. If authentication is toggled off, users can access License Statistics without logging in. You might decide to turn off authentication if, for example, you provide your own method of security by allowing access to License Statistics only through your intranet.
After toggling authentication on/off, you must click Save to accept the change. If you have toggled authentication on, you are returned to the Login page, where you must log in using a valid username/password in order to access License Statistics.