User Management


    Not all the administrators in an organization will have access to all the switches, routers, and other core devices in the network. The access to passwords, SNMP community strings, etc., of these core devices will be available only to few senior administrators as  any minor configuration errors may bring down the whole network or affect the business activities. In such cases, it is required to have different roles within the product to differentiate different users.

    You can also authenticate users via Active Directory.

    OpUtils allows you to create users in two different roles in administering the product:

    Administrator Role

    Users in the Administrator Role can perform all the activities in OpUtils. They can add, modify, delete any devices in all the tools and can set up specific configuration parameters like configuring email alerts.

    Operator

    Users in read-only role will only have read access to the tools. They will not be able to add or delete any devices and or initiate scanning or other configurations.

    Access Restrictions

    The table below will list the various operations and the access levels of different roles:

    Tool

    Operations

    Admin Role

    Operator

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Switch Port Mapper

    Add Switch

    Yes

    No

    Schedule Scanning

    Yes

    No

    Changing Settings

    Yes

    No

    Manual Scanning

    Yes

    No

    Deleting a Switch

    Yes

    No

    Adding Custom Column

    Yes

    No

     

    At Port Level 

     

    Disable Interface

    Yes

    No

    Enable Interface

    Yes

    No

    Modify Alias Name

    Yes

    No

    Get Port Status

    Yes

    No

    Exclude Port

    Yes

    No

     

     

     

     

     

    IP Address Manager

    Adding Subnets

    Yes

    No

    Discovering Subnets

    Yes

    No

    Changing Settings

    Yes

    No

    Scheduling Scan

    Yes

    No

     

    IP Level 

     

    Changing Reserved Status (Reserved, Not Reserved)

    Yes

    No

    Changing Used Status (Used, Available, Transient)

    Yes

    No

    Changing Authenticity (Trusted, Guest, Rogue)

    Yes

    No

    Adding Custom Column

    Yes

    No

     

    Rogue Detection

    Changing Authenticity (Trusted, Guest, Rogue)

    Yes

    No

    Block/Unblock Port

    Yes

    No

    Configure Alert

    Yes

    No

     

     

    Ping

    Adding a Device

    Yes

    No

    Modifying/Deleting a Device

    Yes

    No

    Configuring Alerts

    Yes

    No

    Scheduling Monitoring

    Yes

    No

     

     

    Administrative Functions

    Add or modify any users in OpUtils.

    Yes

    No

    Configuring general OpUtils Settings 

    Yes

    No

    Configuring SMTP Settings (Settings tab)

    Yes

    No

    Changing or Resetting the Password

    Yes

    No

    Configuring Scheduled Backup of the OpUtils Database.

    Yes

    No

    User Management

    The default admin user will only be able to add any new user or modify or delete them.

    To add a user

    1. Click the Settings tab and choose User Management from the left panel.

    2. This will display the users that have been already added. Click Add User and choose the authentication as Local or Active Directory. You should add your domains for enabling Active Directory Authentication.

    3. You must specify the Email Address, Phone Number, and Description of the user.

    4. Specify the password and the role.

    5. Click the Add User button. The User is added to the User Account Data table.

    To modify a user

    1. Go to Settings >> User Management

    2. In the UI that opens, click on the respective username

    3. Change the access level and device list of the user as desired and Click "Save"

    To delete a user

    1. Go to Settings >> User Management
    2. In the UI that opens, click the delete icon present against the respective username. The user will be removed from Network Configuration Manager once and for all