Add a SAML-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 SAML User Account Options. To automatically add SAML-authenticated users by importing users from your SAML identity provider, see Configure SAML User Provisioning.

Before you begin:

To add a SAML-authenticated user account as an administrator user:

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

  2. Click System > Users.

    The Users page appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add User page appears.

  4. (Optional) Type a First Name and Last Name for the user.
  5. In the Type drop-down box, select SAML. If SAML does not appear in the drop-down box, configure SAML authentication as described in Configure SAML Authentication Manually via the User Interface.
  6. In the Username box, type the user's SAML username exactly as it appears in your identity provider SAML configuration for this user.
  7. Select a Time Zone.
  8. (Optional) Select a Scan Result Default Timeframe.
  9. (Optional) Enable Cached Fetching.
  10. (Optional) Type Contact Information for the user.
  11. Click Submit.

    Tenable.sc Director saves your configuration.

To add a SAML-authenticated user account as an organizational user:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc via the user interface. You must log in with a user account belonging to the organization where you want to create a new user.

  2. Click Users > Users.

    The Users page appears.

  3. Click Add.

    The Add User page appears.

  4. (Optional) Type a First Name and Last Name for the user.
  5. In the Type drop-down list, select SAML. If SAML does not appear in the drop-down list, configure SAML authentication as described in Configure SAML Authentication Manually via the User Interface.
  6. In the Username box, type the user's SAML username exactly as it appears in your identity provider SAML configuration for this user.
  7. Select a Time Zone.
  8. (Optional) Select a Scan Result Default Timeframe.
  9. (Optional) 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) To customize the user's object and user account management permissions, modify the Group Permissions as described in Custom Group Permissions.
  13. (Optional) 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.

    Tenable.sc Director saves your configuration.