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Add a User

Path: Users > Users

The Add User page requires different information depending on your role and your selection for the Type option. For more information about individual user account configuration options, see User Accounts.

To add a TNS-authenticated user account as an Administrator:

  1. Log in to SecurityCenter using an Administrator account.
  2. Click Users > Users.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Select a Role.
  5. If you selected Security Manager as the Role, select an Organization.
  6. (Optional) Type a First Name and Last Name.
  7. Type a Username and Password for the user.
  8. If the Type option is visible, select TNS.
  9. (Optional) Enable User Must Change Password.
  10. Select a Time Zone.
  11. (Optional) Enable Enable Cached Fetching.
  12. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  13. Click Submit.

To add an LDAP-authenticated user account as an Administrator:

  1. Log in to SecurityCenter using an Administrator account.
  2. Configure an LDAP server, as described in LDAP Servers. If you want the new user to be a member of an organization, associate the LDAP server with an organization.

  3. Click Users > Users.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Select a Role for the user account.
  6. If you selected Security Manager as the Role, select an Organization for the user account. You must select an organization with an associated LDAP server.
  7. (Optional) Type a First Name and Last Name for the user.
  8. Select a Type: LDAP.
  9. Select the LDAP Server where you want to authenticate the user.
  10. Type a Search String to find existing users on the LDAP server.
  11. Click Search.

    The page displays the LDAP Users Found by the LDAP search string.

  12. Select an LDAP user from the LDAP Users Found drop-down box.

    The page populates the Username option with your selection.

  13. View the Username. Tenable™ does not recommend modifying the Username since it must match the username on the LDAP server.
  14. Select a Time Zone.
  15. (Optional) Enable Enable Cached Fetching.
  16. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  17. Click Submit.

To add a TNS-authenticated user account as a Security Manager:

  1. Log in to SecurityCenter using a Security Manager account.
  2. Click Users > Users.
  3. Click Add.
  4. (Optional) Type a First Name and Last Name for the user.
  5. If the Type option is visible, select TNS.
  6. Type a Username and Password for the user.
  7. (Optional) Enable User Must Change Password.
  8. Select a Time Zone.
  9. (Optional) Enable Enable Cached Fetching.
  10. Select a Role. For more information, see User Roles.
  11. Select a Group. For more information, see Organizations and Groups.
  12. (Optional) If you want to customize the group-related permissions for the user, modify the Group Permissions as described in Custom Group Permissions.
  13. (Optional) If you want to share an asset list with the user, select an Asset. For more information, see Assets.
  14. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  15. Click Submit.

To add an LDAP-authenticated user account as a Security Manager:

  1. Log in to SecurityCenter using a Security Manager account.
  2. Confirm that an Administrator configured an LDAP server, and that the LDAP server was associated with the organization where you want to create a user account.
  3. Click Users > Users.
  4. Click Add.
  5. (Optional) Type a First Name and Last Name for the user.
  6. If the Type option is visible, select LDAP.
  7. Select the LDAP Server where you want to authenticate the user.
  8. Select an LDAP user from the LDAP Users Found drop-down box.

    The page populates the Username option with your selection.

  9. View the Username. Tenable™ does not recommend modifying the Username since it must match the username on the LDAP server.
  10. Select a Time Zone.
  11. (Optional) Enable Enable Cached Fetching.
  12. Select a Role. For more information, see User Roles.
  13. Select a Group. For more information, see Organizations and Groups.
  14. (Optional) If you want to customize the group-related permissions for the user, modify the Group Permissions as described in Custom Group Permissions.
  15. (Optional) If you want to share an asset list with the user, select an Asset. For more information, see Assets.
  16. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  17. Click Submit.

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