Add or Edit User DialogAdd or Edit User Dialog
All users must either have a local user account with a username and password or an external user account that is mapped to NetWitness.
What do you want to do?What do you want to do?
|Role||I want to ...||Show me how|
|Administrator||Add a User and Assign a Role|
|Administrator||Change User Information|
|Administrator||Reset a User Password|
|Administrator||Add a User for External Authentication|
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Quick LookQuick Look
To access Add or Edit User dialog, go to (Admin) > Security > Users tab and in the toolbar, click, or select a user and click .
Add User DialogAdd User Dialog
This is the Add User dialog for an internal user.
Edit User DialogEdit User Dialog
This is the Edit User dialog for an internal user.
The Add User and Edit User dialogs are the same except that the Add User dialog contains additional Password and Confirm Password fields. You can add a password for a new user in the Add User dialog. Users can change their own passwords in the user preferences. You can reset a password for a user directly from the Users tab.
The Add User and Edit User dialogs have following sections:
User InformationUser Information
The following table provides descriptions of the user information.
|NetWitness||Authenticate with NetWitness.|
|Active Directory||Authenticate with Active Directory.|
|PAM||Authenticate with PAM.|
|Username||Username for the NetWitness user account.|
|Email address of the user.|
|Password||(Add User dialog only) Password to log on to NetWitness.|
|Confirm Password||(Add User dialog only) Password confirmation for adding the user password.|
|Full Name||Name of the user.|
|Description||(Optional) Description of the user.|
|Force password change on next login||Expires the user password the next time the user logs on to NetWitness. This field applies only to internal users. This does not affect any active user sessions. The appears in the user row to show that the user password expired. After a password is expired, you cannot undo it. This checkbox is cleared the next time you edit the user account.|
|Reset Form||Removes any changes in process.|
Roles TabRoles Tab
The following table provides descriptions of the Roles tab options. The Roles tab shows the roles that are assigned to the user.
|Opens the Add Role dialog that lists roles you could assign to the user.|
|Removes the selected role from being assigned to the user.|
|Shows permissions for the selected role.|
|Name||Lists each role assigned to the user.|
Attributes TabAttributes Tab
The following table lists the descriptions of the Attributes tab options. The Attributes tab shows the attributes that are assigned to the user.
|Core Query Timeout||(Optional) Specifies the maximum number of minutes that a user can run a query. The default value is 5 minutes. This timeout only applies to queries performed from Investigation. If this value is set, it must be zero (0) or greater. A value of zero represents no timeout.
|Core Session Threshold||Controls how the service scans meta values to determine session counts. This value must be zero (0) or greater. If this value is greater than zero, a query optimization will extrapolate the total session counts that exceed the threshold. When the meta value returned by the query reaches the threshold, the system will:
|Core Query Prefix||(Optional) Filters query results to restrict what the role members see. By default, this is blank. For example, the 'service' = 80 query prefix prepends to any queries run by the user and the user can only access meta of HTTP sessions.|