Managing User Accounts

A user account is required to log in to the Avalanche Console. User accounts allow you to define who can access components of the Avalanche Console and perform administrative tasks. Each user is assigned to a home folder, which defines the folders the user has authority to manage.

There are two types of accounts:

Administrator accounts can access and modify all the configurations in Avalanche associated with their home folder or any sub-folders.

Normal accounts are assigned to specific folders or profiles and have specific permissions associated with those folders and profiles.

Avalanche is installed with a default administrator account amcadmin with the password admin. Ivanti recommends you create a new password for this account once you log in.

When a normal account is created, assign permissions to that account. These permissions can apply to all profiles of a type (for example, all alert profiles), to specific tools (for example, Remote Control), or folder management and deployment. You can also assign permissions on a profile-by-profile basis by authorizing the user for individual profiles.

As an alternative to assigning permissions to each normal account, you can assign permissions to a user group. Each normal account that belongs to the user group has the permissions that are assigned to the group. If a user is removed from the group, he no longer has the associated permissions. A normal account can belong to more than one user group at a time.

If your network uses Active Directory or LDAP for user access, you can set up integrated login for Avalanche. Avalanche will accept the usernames and passwords accepted on your network. After a user has logged in to Avalanche with integrated login, you can assign him permissions for components and tasks.

See the following sections for more information about managing user accounts: