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Manual Chapter: Users User Groups and Roles
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About users, user groups, and roles

A user is an individual to whom you provide resources. You provide access to users for specific BIG-IQ system functionality through authentication. You can associate a user with a specific role, or associate a user with a user group and then associate the group with a role. A role is defined by its specific privileges. A user group is a group of individuals that have access to the same resources. When you associate a role with a user or user group, that user or user group is granted all of the role's corresponding privileges.

Creating a BIG-IQ system user

You create a user so you can then associate that user with a particular role to define access to specific BIG-IQ system resources.
  1. Log in to BIG-IQ System with your administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Access Control.
  3. Hover over the Users header, and click the + icon when it appears. The panel expands to display the User properties.
  4. From the Auth Provider list, select the provider that supplies the credentials required for authentication.
  5. In the Full Name field, type a name to identify this user. The full name can contain a combination of symbols, letters, numbers and spaces.
  6. In the Password and Confirm Password fields, type the password for the new user.
  7. Click the Add button.
You can now associate this user with a role.

Creating a BIG-IQ system user group

Create a user group to offer individual users access to the same resources.
  1. Log in to BIG-IQ System with your administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Access Control.
  3. Hover on the User Groups header, and click the + icon when it appears.
  4. In the Name field, type a name for this new user group.
  5. From the Auth Provider list, select the provider that supplies the credentials required for authentication.
  6. Click the Add button.
You can now associate users with this user group, and the group with a role

Associating a user or user group with a role

Before you can associate a user or user group with a role, you must create a user or user group.
When you associate a user or user group with a role, you define the resources users can view and modify.
  1. Log in to BIG-IQ System with your administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click Access Control.
  3. In the Users or User Groups panel, click the name you want to associate with a role, and drag and drop it on a role in the Roles panel. A confirmation pop-up screen opens.
  4. Click the Confirm button to assign the user or user group to the selected role.
This user or user group now has access to the resources associated with the role you specified.

Disassociating a user from a role

Use this procedure to disassociate a user from an assigned role.
  1. Log in to BIG-IQ System with your administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click System >Users.
  3. Click the name of the user you want to edit.
  4. For the User Roles property, delete the user role that you want to disassociate from this user.
  5. Click the Save button to save your changes.
This user no longer has the privileges associated with the role you deleted.
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