System Administration - Account and Users

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to describe the various operations that can be performed by a Fortanix CCM System Administrator in the System Administration account.

Approve and Reject Accounts

Approve New Account

A Fortanix CCM System Administrator is responsible for approving or rejecting new accounts created by any user. To approve a new account:

  1. Go to the Fortanix System Administrator account.
  2. Click the Accounts tab and go to the Pending page to see all the new account creation requests.
    ApproveAccount1.pngFigure 1: Approve new account
  3. Click the tick icon Tick.png for the account that you want to approve.
    NOTE
    • If you want to approve multiple accounts, then select all the accounts using the checkbox, and click APPROVE to approve the selected accounts.
    • If you want to approve a single account, then use the tick icon Tick.png to approve the account.
    To see the list of all the approved accounts, click the Approved tab on the Accounts page.
    ApprovedAccount.png Figure 2: Approved Accounts

Reject New Account

To reject a new account creation:

  1. Go to the Fortanix System Administrator account.
  2. Click the Accounts tab and go to the Pending page to see all the new account creation requests.
    RejectAccount.pngFigure 3: Reject new account
  3. Select the account that you want to reject and click REJECT to reject the account. You can also click the cross icon Cross.png for the account to reject the account.
    NOTE
    • If you want to reject multiple accounts, then select all the accounts using the checkbox, and click REJECT to reject the selected accounts.
    • If you want to approve a single account, then use the cross icon Cross.png to reject the selected accounts.
    To see the list of all rejected accounts, click the Rejected tab on the Accounts page.
    RejectedAccount.pngFigure 4: Reject accounts

Disable/Enable Accounts

Disable Accounts

WARNING
When an account is disabled, all the access and sessions will instantaneously stop for that account.

To disable an account:

  1. Go to the Accounts page in the System Administration account.
    DisableAccount1.pngFigure 5: SysAdmin account
  2. Click the toggle for the account to be disabled to disable the account.
    DisableAccount2.pngFigure 6: Disable account
    NOTE
    • If you want to disable multiple accounts, then select all the accounts using the checkbox, and click DISABLE to disable the selected accounts.
    • If you want to disable a single account, then use the toggle to disable a particular account.
    To see all the disabled accounts, go to the Disabled tab on the Accounts page.
    DisabledAccountList.pngFigure 7: Disabled account list

Enable Accounts

To enable an account:

  1. Go to the Accounts page in the System Administration account.
    DisableAccount1.pngFigure 8: Enable account
  2. To enable the account, click the toggle for the account that is disabled to enable the account. DisableAccount3.pngFigure 9: Enable the account
NOTE
  • If you want to enable multiple accounts, then select all the accounts using the checkbox, and click ENABLE to enable the selected accounts.
  • If you want to enable a single account, then use the toggle to enable a particular account.

Disable and Delete Users

Disable/Enable System Administrators or Operators

When a System Administrator/Operator is disabled, all the sysadmin access will be instantaneously terminated for that user, and they will no longer be able to select the System Administrator account after login. To disable a sysadmin/operator:

  1. On the System Administration page, click the USERS
  2. In the Users page, click the toggle for the sysadmin/operator to be disabled to disable the user.
    DisableUser.pngFigure 10: Disable user
  3. To enable the user, select the toggle for the disabled user to enable the user. EnableUser.pngFigure 11: Enable user
NOTE
  • If you want to disable/enable multiple sysadmins/operators, then select all the users using the checkbox, and click DISABLE/ENABLE to disable/enable the selected users.
  • If you want to disable/enable a single sysadmin/operator, then use the toggle to disable/enable a particular user.

Remove the User as Administrator/Operator

To remove a user from the Fortanix CCM System Administrator or Operator role:

  1. Select the check box for a user to be removed as sysadmin or operator and click the DELETE SELECTED button on top. DeleteSysUser.pngFigure 12: Remove user
    The user is now removed from the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS tab and will lose the sysadmin/operator privileges.
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