Edit 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

To edit 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. In the users table, click the name of the user that you want to edit.

    The Edit User page appears.

  5. Configure the following options:
    OptionAction
    Account Settings
    Full NameEdit the first and last name of the user.
    UsernameYou cannot edit this option.
    Email

    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.

    New Password

    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
    Role

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

    Groups
    User Groups

    Select the user group or groups to which you want to assign the user. The user inherits the roles and permissions associated with the user group.

    security settings

    Select or deselect the available security setting options. When selected, these settings:

    • 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.

  6. (Optional) Generate API keys for the user.
  7. Click Save.

    Tenable.io saves the changes to the account.