Users FAQ

 

How do I edit a user's settings?

Tell me about tags

Tell me about roles and scopes

Who can edit user settings?

Tell me about initial user roles

How do I add a user?

What is a user's initial scope?

Tell me about the preview pane


How do I edit a user's settings?

Go to Users > User Management, click a user account and select Actions > Edit. Good to Know - Turn on help tips in the wizard title bar and we'll show help as you hover over the individual settings.

Tell me about roles and scopes

Roles define a user's permissions to act on business objects in the subscription. Scope determines which business objects a user is able to access. Business objects include assets such as web applications and reports.

How do I edit a user's role?

How do I define a user's scope?

Tell me about initial user roles

The initial roles are assigned automatically, based on the user role assigned in the VM/VMDR application. The default permissions for each role are initially set for the subscription. Users with the Edit User permission can change the permission for any role. Permission changes will apply to all users assigned to that role. Learn more

What is a user's initial scope?

Each user's initial scope is assigned automatically, based on the user role defined in the VM/VMDR application.

Manager - This user is assigned no role initially, and granted full permissions and a global scope.

Unit Manager - This user is assigned a single business unit tag. The tag name corresponds to the business unit title as defined in the VM/VMDR application. For example, if the user is in the business unit "USA" then the user's initial scope has the tag "USA" assigned.

Other users (Scanner, Reader, Auditor, Contact) - This type of user is assigned the tag "Unassigned Business Unit"  or a custom business unit tag (and the tag name corresponds to the business unit title).

Tell me about tags

Tags have two purposes in a user's account settings:

User tags -  Tags applied to the detail settings of a user's account associate the user with other users, but have no effect on the user's scope. Users can view other users if they share a common tag.

Scope tags -  Tags applied to the user's scope identify the assets the user can access. For example, if a web application is tagged with the Operations tag, users with the Operations tag in their scopes can access that web application. The roles assigned to these users will determine their permissions for the web application.

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Who can edit user settings?

Any user with the "Edit user" permission. This permission must be assigned in at least one of the user's roles.

Who can view another user's account?

How do I add a user?

Do you have VM/VMDR? If yes you'll need to create new users within the VM/VMDR application. How to add a new user

In certain cases, you can add users from within the Administration utility. Go to Users > User Management > New User and enter the user information including contact information and locale. You'll need to define the user's roles (what the user can do) and scope (what the user can access).

Tell me about the preview pane

The user preview pane appears under the list area when you click a row. The preview displays user details like the user's roles, tags and whether the user account is currently active. Show me