Managing User Accounts

The system uses the following functionalities to manage user accounts:

Adding New User Accounts

When you create a new user account, you specify the login information (authentication credentials) of a person that needs to use one or more CVP modules. Personal information for the new user account is optional and can be specified when you create the new user or at a later time.

By default, new user accounts are enabled. The new user is able to use the CVP modules they are permitted to use, based on the role assigned to them. If you do not want the new user to use CVP at this time, select the Disable option (a Status option). You can enable the user account at a later time.

Note: As an alternative to creating user accounts in CVP, you can point CVP to an external AAA server that automatically creates users and maps them to roles during first login.

Complete these steps to create a new user:

  1. Navigate to the Access Control page.
  2. Under Access Control in the left menu, click Users.

    The Users page lists all current users.

    Figure 1. Users Page
  3. Click + New User at the upper right corner of the Users page.

    The system pops-up the New User window.

    Note: The New User pop-up window creates users only with the ‘Local’ authentication type.
    Figure 2. New User Pop-Up Window
  4. Provide the required information in corresponding fields.
  5. Click Save.

    The new user account is created.

    Note: If the specified role is unavailable in the local CVP, then the network-operator role is automatically assigned to either the RADIUS or TACACS user. Unless you set the account status to disabled, the new user is active using CVP modules based on the role assigned to the user. If user roles conflict when multiple roles are assigned to a user account, the user role with higher privileges is applied to the user account.

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Modifying User Accounts

Modifying user accounts enables you to change the following aspects of existing user accounts:

  • Login information (password)
  • Contact information (email address)
  • Status (enabled or disabled)
  • Role(s) (the CVP role(s) assigned to the user)
  • Personal information (first and last names)
Note: Once changes are saved, they are implemented immediately.

Complete these steps to modify a user account.

  1. Navigate to the Access Control page.
  2. Under Access Control, click Users.
  3. In the Users page, click the edit icon available next to the corresponding user name.

    The system pops-up the Edit User window displaying all information related to the corresponding user.

    Figure 3. Edit User Pop-Up Window
  4. Modify the required information.
  5. Click Save.

Removing User Accounts

Complete these steps to remove a user account:

  1. Navigate to the Access Control page.
  2. Under Access Control in the left, click Users.

    The Users page appears displays all current user accounts.

  3. Select the users for removal.
  4. Click Remove User/Remove Users at the upper right corner of the Users page.

    The system prompts to confirm deletion.

    Figure 4. Remove User Account
  5. Click Delete.

    The system deletes selected user accounts.

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