Search External Groups Dialog

If you set up external user authentication, you can map NetWitness user roles to external groups. You search for external groups to select the groups to which you want to map NetWitness roles.

IMPORTANT: If you are configuring SAML Token Based SSO Authorization, the Search for External Groups field will not be available, instead, you are required to enter SAML Group Name and proceed to map roles, see (Optional) Map User Roles to External Groups.

What do you want to do?

Role I want to ... Show me how
Admin Map a role to an external group (Optional) Map User Roles to External Groups
Admin View external group mappings External Group Mapping Tab


Search for external groups

Search for External Groups

Quick Look

To access this dialog:

  1. Go to netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) > Security.
    The Security view is displayed with the Users tab open.
  2. Click the External Group Mapping tab.
  3. In the toolbar, click netwitness_icon_add.png.
    The Add Role Mapping dialog for the external authentication method you set up is displayed.

  4. In the Group Mapping section, select a Domain.
  5. In the Group Mapping section, click Search next to External Group Name field.
    The Search External Groups dialog is displayed.
    ExternalGroupMapping-bAsedOnDomainAndHost (1).PNG

The following table describes the features of the Search External Group dialog.

Feature Description
Retrieve all groups or enter a search criteria Group name for which you are searching. Can be the exact name or can contain the wild card character (*) to match any character.
Group Name External group to which you could map roles.
Description Optional text about the group.
OK Displays the Add Role Mapping dialog, showing the external group you selected.
Cancel Closes the dialog.