AlienVault® USM Central™

Creating Users

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst Manager

Add a user account in your USM Central environment for each member of your team that needs access. Users created in USM Central are automatically created in the connected deployments as well. These new users share the same role access in both environments. Manager accounts can manually change the access of other user accounts in the individual environments.

If an account is created in a connected deployment first, and then added to USM Central, the account from the connected deployment will take precedence over the account in USM Central. This can cause issues with things like multi-factor authentication (MFAA method of access control in which a user is granted access only after successfully presenting several separate pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism – typically at least two of the following categories: knowledge, possession, and inherence.) login for the USM Central account. AT&T Cybersecurity recommends that you delete the account on the connected deployment before adding the account to USM Central.

USM Central implements role-based access control (RBAC)Describes authentication and authorization scheme in which access to functionality is based on the privileges or permissions associated with the group or role a user is a member of.. See Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in USM Central for more information.

To create a user

  1. Go to Settings > Users to open the page.

    Users Main Page

  2. Click New User.

    Create User Dialog Box

  3. Enter the user's email address and full name.
  4. This is the email address used to verify the account and set the initial password.

  5. Select the roleTasks and responsibilities based on job description and position within an organization. A user's role is often used to define access to functionality and privileges to perform specific tasks and operations. you want to assign to the user. See Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in USM Central for more information.
  6. Click Save.
  7. USM Central sends an email to the email address that includes a link to set a password and loginLog in (verb): Process in which an individual gains access to a computer system after providing sufficient credentials to authenticate their unique identity. Login (noun): User credentials, typically a username and matching password..