Search for External Groups

The instructions for searching for external groups that have NetWitness user roles mapped to them.

To search for an external group:

IMPORTANT: If you are configuring the SAML Token Based SSO Authorization, the Search for External Groups field will not be available.

  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 or netwitness_icon_edit.png.
    The Add Role Mapping dialog for the external authentication method you selected is displayed.
  4. The Group Mapping section is dependent on the selected external authentication method.
  • For Active Directory, select a Domain. Then click Search next to External Group Name.
  • For PAM, click Search next to PAM Group Name.
    The Search External Groups dialog is displayed.
  • For SSO, the Search for External Groups field is not be available. You are required to enter SAML Group Name and proceed to map roles. The SAML Group Name should be the same as the group name in ADFS and match the format and attribute value that is being sent in the SAML token from ADFS.

  1. In Common Name, type a group name or part of a group name with the wild card character (*).
  2. Click Search.
    The results are displayed in the External Group Search Results section.
  3. Select the group to which you want to assign roles and click OK.