Managing Local User Accounts

  • 27 July 2021
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The Prism Central admin user is created automatically, but you can add more (locally defined) users as needed. To add, update, or delete a user account, do the following:

Note: To add user accounts through Active Directory, see Configuring Authentication. If you enable the Prism Self Service feature, an Active Directory is assigned as part of that process (see Prism Self Service Overview).

Procedure

  • In the Settings menu available from the gear icon, select Local User Management (see Main Menu Options).
    The User Management dialog box appears.

  • Figure. User Management Window

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  • displays user management window

     

  • To add a user account, click the New User button and do the following in the displayed fields:

    1. Username: Enter a user name.

    2. First Name: Enter a first name.

    3. Last Name: Enter a last name.

    4. Email: Enter the user email address.

    5. Password: Enter a password (maximum of 255 characters).
      Note: A second field to verify the password is not included, so be sure to enter the password correctly in this field.

    6. Language: Select the language setting for the user.
      English is selected by default. You have an option to select Simplified Chinese or Japanese. If you select either of these, the cluster locale is updated for the new user. For example, if you select Simplified Chinese, the user interface is displayed in Simplified Chinese when the new user logs in.

    7. Roles: Assign a role to this user.
      There are three options:

      • Checking the User Admin box allows the user to view information, perform any administrative task, and create or modify user accounts.

      • Checking the Prism Central Admin (formerly "Cluster Admin") box allows the user to view information and perform any administrative task, but it does not provide permission to manage (create or modify) other user accounts.

      • Leaving both boxes unchecked allows the user to view information, but it does not provide permission to perform any administrative tasks or manage other user accounts.

    8. When all the fields are correct, click the Save button (lower right).
      This saves the configuration and redisplays the dialog box with the new user appearing in the list.

  • Figure. Create User Window

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  • displats create user window

     

  • To modify a user account, click the pencil icon for that user and update one or more of the values as desired in the Update User window.

  • Figure. Update User Window

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  • displays udate user window

     

  • To disable login access for a user account, click the Yes value in the Enabled field for that user; to enable the account, click the No value.
    A Yes value means the login is enabled; a No value means it is disabled. A user account is enabled (login access activated) by default.

  • To delete a user account, click the X icon for that user.
    A window prompt appears to verify the action; click the OK button. The user account is removed and the user no longer appears in the list.

  • Click the Close button to close the Local User Management window.

Updating My Account

To update your account credentials (that is, credentials for the user you are currently logged in as), do the following:

  1. To update your password, select Change Password from the user icon pull-down list of the main menu.
    The Change Password dialog box appears. Do the following in the indicated fields:

    • Current Password: Enter the current password.

    • New Password: Enter a new password.

    • Confirm Password: Re-enter the new password.

    • When the fields are correct, click the Save button (lower right). This saves the new password and closes the window.

  2. Note: Password complexity requirements might appear above the fields; if they do, your new password must comply with these rules.

  3. Figure. Change Password Window

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  5. change password window

     

  6. To update other details of your account, select Update Profile from the user icon pull-down list.
    The Update Profile dialog box appears. Do the following in the indicated fields for any parameters you want to change:

    • First Name: Enter a different first name.

    • Last Name: Enter a different last name.

    • Email Address: Enter a different user email address.

    • Language: Select a different language for your account from the pull-down list.

    • API Key: Enter a new API key.
      Note: Your keys can be managed from the API Keys page on the Nutanix support portal (see Managing Licenses and Add-ons). Your connection will be secure without the optional public key (following field), and the public key option is provided in the event that your default public key expires.

    • Public Key: Click the Choose File button to upload a new public key file.

    • When all the fields are correct, click the Save button (lower right). This saves the changes and closes the window.

  7. Figure. Update Profile Window

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