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Create, edit, and delete NCM accounts

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Melanie Boyd on Dec 14, 2017

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Only a user with Administrator privileges can create a new account and prepare it for use with NCM.

Access account settings

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under User Accounts, click Manage Accounts.

Create a new account

  1. Click Add New Account.
  2. Select Orion Individual Account, and click Next.
  3. Enter credentials for the new account, and click Next.
  4. Define settings for the Orion individual account.
    • Decide if this account should have Administrator Rights and Node Management Rights.
    • Accept the current defaults under Default Menu Bar and Views and Orion General Settings. The account holder will be able to customize these settings.
    • Assign the appropriate NCM role in the Network Configuration Manager Settings. The account must at least have the WebUploader for the user make and upload configuration changes to network devices.
  5. Click Submit.

Edit an existing account

  1. Select an account, and click Edit.
  2. Edit settings for the Orion individual account.
    • Decide if this account should have Administrator Rights and Node Management Rights.
    • Assign the appropriate NCM role in the Network Configuration Manager Settings. The account must at least have the WebUploader for the user make and upload configuration changes to network devices.
  3. Click Submit.

Delete an account

  1. Select an account.
  2. Click Delete.

Device access information

A SolarWinds NCM user logs on directly at the network device with unencrypted credentials and can perform actions the NCM role gives permission for.

If the network administrator wants to use the same credentials for SolarWinds NCM to log on to all network devices, the NCM software provides a Global Login and an option to enable global login settings on all devices. See Set node communication defaults.

Third Party Authentication

If a network administrator sets up third-party authentication, such as a Radius or TACACS server, the admin should create valid accounts and permissions in the authentication server database for appropriate SolarWinds NCM users.

Only NCM interacts with network devices, not the authentication server. Though the network device must handle interaction with Radius, TACACS, or any other authentication server, special logic in the relevant NCM component (SWTelnet9) handles the RADIUS authentication prompt, since devices connected to the RADIUS server may have a slightly different login flow.

 

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