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Add an LDAP-Authenticated User

Required User Role: Administrator or organizational user with appropriate permissions. For more information, see User Roles.

For more information about user account configuration options, see User Accounts.

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

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.

  2. Configure an LDAP server, as described in LDAP Authentication. 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. In the Type drop-down list, select LDAP. If LDAP does not appear in the drop-down list, add an LDAP server as described in Add an LDAP Server.
  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) Select a Scan Result Default Timeframe.
  16. (Optional) Enable Cached Fetching.
  17. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  18. Click Submit.

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

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface.

  2. Confirm that an administrator user 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. In the Type drop-down list, select LDAP. If LDAP does not appear in the drop-down list, add an LDAP server as described in Add an LDAP Server.
  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) Select a Scan Result Default Timeframe.
  12. (Optional) Enable Cached Fetching.
  13. Select a Role. For more information, see User Roles.
  14. Select a Group. For more information, see Organizations and Groups.
  15. (Optional) If you want to customize the group-related permissions for the user, modify the Group Permissions as described in Custom Group Permissions.
  16. (Optional) If you want to share an asset list with the user, select an Asset. For more information, see Assets.
  17. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  18. Click Submit.

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