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Create a new user account to provide an existing valid login on the central management server (CMS) to log in to HP Systems Insight Manager. The login must be authenticated by the CMS. You must know the CMS user account name of the user you are adding, but do not need to know the password.

To create a new user:

  1. Select OptionsSecurityUsers and AuthorizationsUsers, and click [New]. The New User section is displayed.

  2. In the Login name (on central management server) field, enter the operating system login account name to be used to login to HP Systems Insight Manager. This is a required field.

    Note: The user cannot login to HP Systems Insight Manager if the account is not a valid login, and the account is not validated until the user tries to log in to HP Systems Insight Manager the first time.

  3. In the Domain (Windows® domain for login name) field, enter the Windows domain name for the login name if running a Windows operating system.

  4. In the Full name field, enter the user's full name.

  5. In the Phone number field, enter the users phone number.

  6. In the E-mail address field, enter the user e-mail address.

  7. In the Copy all authorizations of this user or [template] field, select a template or login that already has the pre-defined authorizations that you want to assign to the login account you are creating.

  8. In the Central management server configuration rights section, select the level of authority to assign to the new user from the following options:

    • full, allowed to modify all central management server settings. Allows the user total control of the database. Users can run Discovery of systems and Data Collection; define users and authorizations; set Cluster Monitor configuration; configure licensing and protocol settings; and create, modify, delete, and run reports, snapshot comparisons, tools, custom commands, events, automation tasks, and so on.

    • limited, allowed to create/modify/delete all reports and their own tools. Allows the user to create new reports, edit any reports, and delete any reports (including the pre-defined reports). Users can also create new single-system aware (SSA) tools and Web-launch aware (WLA) tools. These tools remain owned by that user, which means they have restricted authorizations. As owner of the tool, they can edit or delete the tool, and the tool can only be a member of the All Tools toolbox.

    • none, no configuration of central management server allowed. A user with no configuration rights cannot execute any actions to affect the system database. This enables a user to view and run pre-defined reports on systems they have been authorized to view only.

  9. Under the Login IP Address Restrictions section, in the Inclusion ranges field, enter the IP addresses of the systems that you want this user to be able to use as a client browsing into this CMS. If you list multiple IP addresses, separate them with a semi-colon (;). Each range is a single IP address or two IP addresses separated by a dash (-). The IP addresses must be entered in the standard dotted form, for example Any spaces surrounding the semi-colons or dashes are ignored. Spaces are not allowed within a single IP address in dotted form. Enter to prevent a user from logging in through a remote system.

  10. In the Exclusion ranges field, enter the IP address of the systems that should be excluded from this user as clients browsing into this CMS. Use the same format in the previous step for Inclusion ranges.

    Note: Be sure to verify that your inclusion and exclusion ranges do not overlap.

  11. Note: The following five steps are for Windows systems only.

    Under the Pager Information section, in the Phone number field, enter the pager phone number of the user associated with this user account if you are using a Windows operating system. If the Phone number field is left blank, the paging information is not saved.

  12. In the PIN number field, enter the PIN number associated with the pager phone number.

  13. In the Message length field, select how many characters can be accepted in the paging message from the dropdown list.

  14. In the Baud rate field, select the appropriate baud rate for the pager from the dropdown list.

  15. In the Data format field, select the appropriate data format for the pager from the dropdown list.

  16. Click [OK] to save and close the New User section. You can click [Apply] to save and keep the New User section open, or click [Cancel ]to cancel the creation of this user.

    The new user account is created.

Command Line Interface

Users with full configuration rights can use the mxuser command to add users from the command line interface (CLI). Users with limited configuration rights can use the mxtool command only on single-system aware (SSA) and Web-launch aware (WLA) commands they have access to. For assistance with this command, refer to the HP-UX or Linux manpage by entering man mxuser at the command line.

Users with limited configuration rights can use the mxexec command to launch command tools on one or more systems from the command line interface. For assistance with this command, refer to the associated manpage.

Refer to Getting Started - Using Command Line Interface Commands for information on accessing the manpage.

Related Procedures

» Users - Editing User Accounts
» Users - Deleting User Accounts
» Users - User Report

Related Topics

» Administering the Software - Users and Authorizations
» Administering the Software - Users