Create a User Account

This topic has been modified to reflect updates to a corresponding feature in Tenable.io Key Enhancements. For more information, see Tenable.io Key Enhancements.

Required User Role: Administrator

On the Users page, you can create an account for a new user.

For a demonstration on creating a new user account, see the following video:

To create a user account in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Access Control tile.

    The Access Control page appears. On this page, you can control user and group access to resources in your Tenable.io account.

  4. Click the Create User button.

    The Create User page appears.

  5. Configure the following options:

    Note: To view and configure options in each section, you must select the section in the left menu.


    OptionRequiredAction
    General Section
    Full NameYesType the first and last name of the user.
    UsernameYes

    Type a valid username.

    A valid username must be in the format:

    name@domain

    where domain corresponds to a domain approved for your Tenable.io instance.

    Note: During initial setup, Tenable configures approved domains for your Tenable.io instance. To add domains to your instance, contact your Tenable representative.

    EmailNo

    Type a valid email address.

    A valid email address must be in the format:

    name@domain

    where domain corresponds to a domain approved for your Tenable.io instance.

    This email address overrides the email address set in the Username box. If you leave this option empty, Tenable.io uses the Username value as the user's email address.

    Note: During initial setup, Tenable configures approved domains for your Tenable.io instance. To add domains to your instance, contact your Tenable representative.

    PasswordYes

    Type a valid password. See Password Requirements for more information.

    In Tenable.io Web Application Scanning, passwords must be at least 12 characters long and contain the following:

    • An uppercase letter
    • A lowercase letter
    • A number
    • A special character
    Verify PasswordYesType the password again.
    RoleYes

    In the drop-down box, select the role that you want to assign to the user.

    security settingsNo
    • API — Allow the user to generate API keys.

      Tip: You can select only this setting to create an API-only user account.

    • SAML —Allow the user to log in to their account using a SAML single sign-on (SSO). For more information, see SAML.

    • Password Access — Allow the user to log in to their account using a password.

      Note: If you deselect this option, you cannot select the MFA option.

    • MFA — Require the user to provide two-factor authentication to log in to their account.

      Tip: You can configure two-factor authentication for you own account on the My Account page.

    User Groups Section
    User GroupsNo

    Select the user group or groups to which you want to assign the user.

    By default, a new user belongs to the system-generated All Users user group, which assigns the user the Basic role.

    Add a user group:

    • Click anywhere in the User Groups box.

      A search box and drop-down list of roles appear.

    • (Optional) In the Search box, type a user group name.

      As you type, a list of user groups matching your search appears.

    • Click the user group you want to add.

      In the User Groups box, Tenable.io adds a label representing the user group.

    • Repeat these steps to add the user to additional user groups.
    Permission Section
    PermissionsNo

    In the Permissions table, select the permission configurations you want to assign to the user.

  6. Click Save.

    Note: If you assign permissions to the user, the button appears as Add & Save.

    Tenable.io lists the new user account on the users table.