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Adding Patch Manager User Accounts

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Patch Manager supports two types of accounts for web console access:

Orion Accounts

Create Orion accounts in the Patch Manager web console if you want to specify unique credentials for each user in the Orion SQL database.

To add Orion accounts in the Patch Manager web console:

  1. Log on to the Patch Manager web console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the Accounts section, click ManageAccounts.
  4. Click Add New Account.
  5. Select Orion individual account, and then click Next.
  6. In the User Name field, enter a user name for the new user.
  7. Enter and confirm a new password in the respective fields.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Specify the account settings for the new user. For additional information, see "Defining User Settings".
  10. Click Submit.

Windows Accounts

Create Windows accounts in the Patch Manager web console if you want to allow users to access the web console using their existing local or domain Windows accounts. You can add individual Windows users or groups of Windows users.

To add individual Windows accounts as Patch Manager web console users:

  1. Log on to the Patch Manager web console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the Accounts section, click ManageAccounts.
  4. Click Add New Account.
  5. Select Windows individual account, and then click Next.
  6. Select the Windows account by following this procedure:
    1. In the User Name field at the top, enter a user name Patch Manager can use to authenticate to the domain you are searching. Use the format, DOMAIN\userName.
    2. In the Password field, enter the password for that account.
    3. In the Search for Account section, enter a search string for the user account you want to add as a Patch Manager web console user. Note: This field requires the domain and at least a partial user name in DOMAIN\userName format. If you do not know the exact user name, use * as a wildcard character to represent the unknown portions. For example, enter DOMAIN\Jimmy*.
    4. Click Search.
    5. In the Add Users section, select the user(s) you want to add.
    6. Click Next.
  7. Specify the account settings for the new user. For additional information, see "Defining User Settings".
  8. Click Submit.

 

To add Windows group accounts as Patch Manager web console users:

  1. Log on to the Patch Manager web console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the Accounts section, click ManageAccounts.
  4. Click Add New Account.
  5. Select Windows group account, and then click Next.
  6. Select the Windows group account by following this procedure:
    1. In the User Name field at the top, enter a user name Patch Manager can use to authenticate to the domain you are searching. Use the format, DOMAIN\userName.
    2. In the Password field, enter the password for that account.
    3. In the Search for Account section, enter a search string for the group account from which you want to create new Patch Manager web console users. Note: This field requires the domain and at least a partial group name in DOMAIN\groupName format. If you do not know the exact group name, use * as a wildcard character to represent the unknown portions. For example, enter DOMAIN\admin*.
    4. Click Search.
    5. In the Add Groups section, select the group(s) you want to add.
    6. Click Next.
  7. Specify the account settings for the new users in this Windows group. For additional information, see "Defining User Settings".
  8. Click Submit.
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