Creating User Accounts

NI User Manager

Creating User Accounts

  1. In the User Account Manager, select User»New User.
  2. Enter the domain name of the new user in the Username field.
  3. Enter the Full Name of the user.
  4. Enter job titles or other relevant information in the Description field.
  5. Enter the user password in the Password field.
  6. Enter the password a second time in the Confirm Password field to make sure there was no typing error in the first entry.
  7. Set the Security Level for the new user. Security levels range from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible security authorization. Assign level 10 access only to those people responsible for system security.
  8. Minutes idle until logoff sets how long your application runs with no operator interaction before logging the current user off automatically. Setting this value to 0 (the default) means there is no timeout in effect.
  9. You can set an expiration time for passwords. Users cannot reset their own password; a member of the Administrator group must set the password for them. The default is for passwords never to expire.
  10. Place a checkmark in the Account Disabled checkbox if you want to disable a user account without removing the user from the system.
  11. Click the Groups button to add this user to various local security groups. The Group Memberships dialog box appears. The built-in groups are Administrators, Guests, Operators, and System Operators. Any groups you have created are also shown.
  12. To enter a user in a group, highlight the group in the Not Member of field and click the Add button. To remove a user from membership in a group, highlight a group in the Member of field and click the Remove button.
    Note  When you add an individual user whose individual account has a security level different than that of the group, that user has the higher of the security levels.
  13. Click the OK button.