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Configure User Accounts (User Account Form)

(This is the help topic for the Using the User Accounts form)

NNMi User Account configurations provide NNMi user name and password settings, as well as indicate whether NNMi should use an external resource for password information. See About User Accounts.

Tip NNMi administrators can also use the Security Wizard or command line to complete this task. See Create and Delete User Accounts Using the Security Wizard or nnmsecurity.ovpl.

To configure NNMi user names and passwords use the following instructions:

  1. Tip You can filter the User Accounts table view by User Group or Security Group.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To create a new configuration, click the  New icon.
    • To edit an existing configuration, double-click the User Account definition you want to edit.
    • To delete a User Account, see Delete a User Account.
  3. Make your configuration choices. See the User Account Attributes table.

  4. Click  Save and Close to save your changes and return to the User Accounts view.

    Note You must click Save and Close to save your changes each time you create a User Account.

  5. NNMi users can belong to more than one User Group. You must assign each User Account to a preconfigured User Group provided by NNMi before that user can access NNMi. See User Groups Provided in NNMi and for more information.
User Account Attributes
Attribute Description

Enter the user name to be assigned to this user:

Type up to 40 alpha-numeric characters. Other valid characters include periods (.), underscores (_), the @ symbol, and hyphens (-).

Tip Although additional characters and spaces are valid, not all systems accept such values. As a best practice, avoid including spaces and other punctuation in user names.

Directory Service Account

= User name and password are stored in the NNMi database. See NNMi Configuration Settings to Control NNMi Access.

= NNMi uses Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or X509 Certificates such as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) user authentication. Additional steps are required. See the following topics:


Enter the Password value.

Type any amount of printable alpha-numeric characters or symbols.

Note If you enabled Directory Service Account , do not provide a Password.

Tip When NNMi is configured with Directory Service Account , NNMi users who are assigned to the following Security Group Mapping can change their NNMi password at any time using FileChange Password.

Object Access Privilege = one of the following:

  • Object Administrator
  • Object Operator Level 2
  • Object Operator Level 1 (with more limited access privileges than Level 2)
  Re-type the Password value.

Related Topics:

Delete a User Account

Change Password, Name