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NetVault 11.3 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Configuring storage devices Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in table view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing tape libraries in table view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in table view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user accounts Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Backup Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault Backup
About configuring default settings Configuring encryption settings Configuring plug-in options Configuring default settings for post-scripts Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in Configuring Deployment Manager Settings Configuring Job Manager settings Configuring Logging Daemon settings Configuring Media Manager settings Configuring Network Manager settings Configuring Process Manager settings Configuring RAS device settings Configuring Schedule Manager settings Configuring Web Service settings Configuring Auditor Daemon settings Configuring firewall settings Configuring general settings Configuring security settings Synchronizing NetVault Time Configuring default settings for global notification methods Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using NetVault Configurator Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Managing user accounts

About user accounts

The NetVault Backup administrator can set up different user accounts, and assign appropriate privileges, group memberships, and quota to these accounts based on the functions the users need to perform.

For example, the administrator can create a user account for Database Administrator and grant this account the privileges to perform backups and restores of the database systems. Similarly, the administrator can create a user account to manage clients or storage devices.

There are two predefined user accounts in NetVault Backup:

admin: The administrator account for NetVault Backup.
default: A standard user account that can be used to perform various operations in NetVault Backup.

These user accounts can be used to perform various tasks from the NetVault Backup WebUI and CLI. The admin and default user accounts are assigned all privileges in NetVault Backup. By default, no password is assigned to the admin and default user accounts. To prevent unauthorized access to the NetVault Backup Server, you can assign a secure password to these user accounts.

About user privileges and Presets

A privilege is a permission to perform a specific task in NetVault Backup.

To accomplish any task in NetVault Backup, a user must have the required NetVault Backup privileges. If the user does not have the privileges, the request is denied. In NetVault Backup, the Auditor Daemon (nvavp) authorizes the user requests based on the privileges granted to the user. For information about the types of user privileges in NetVault Backup, see User privileges.

A Preset is a set of user privileges. Presets facilitate the task of assigning user privileges. Instead of assigning the individual privileges to each user account, the administrator can assign a Preset. When a Preset is assigned to a user, the user gets all the permissions included in that set.

NetVault Backup includes several predefined Presets, which contain all the necessary privileges for specific user roles. The predefined Presets include the following: Administrator, Backup Administrator, Backup Operator, Media Operator, Monitor, and Helpdesk. For more information about the privileges included in these sets, see Predefined Presets.

The administrator can also create user-defined presets for any additional user roles that are required in the backup environment. For more information, see Using Presets.

Creating a user account

User accounts can be created from the Manage User Accounts page. Only the administrator can create and manage user accounts in NetVault Backup.

On the Manage User Accounts page, click Add.
Click Done to save the user details.
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