1. To begin, start by selecting Tools->Authorization and Device Access or selecting the following icon.
The following window appears.The Users/Groups Tab is used to allow access to the Netsight application itself. It is the mechanism and setup for allowing username and password authentication, and rights, to select user groups to access Netsights services.
This tool/tab can be used to create certain user groups and users who have specific rights to access only certain applications and functionality within Netsight.The default user is root, and is assigned Netsight Administrator, giving them full access to all of Netsight's features.
Below, I have selected some settings to minimize capabilities of test ro groups ability to change settings of devices. Test ro is a custom group.Note that there are no users currently assigned to the 'test ro' group2. To do this, we use the 'Add User' settings in under the Users/Group Window3. Note: One needs to setup the password on the underlying OS for this to work, for linux Netsight appliances, the following will work.
4. One now should be able to gain access to the Netsight appliance. Once can also work with a backend Radius or LDAP database for user authentication, which will not be discussed here. But if they are selected, but sure to have a OS fallback in the event of a problem with the LDAP or Radius servers. Configure in checkbox as seen below.
5. In the Add Group Window, we can limit the users ability to access certain applications, or specific functionality within applications.
6. It is important after these settings are made, to logout of the Administrator role used to create them, and login with the 'testro' or other user/role you have created to make sure that the access they have is indeed limited.