After you complete the deployment of your first USM Anywhere Sensor, you must register the sensor using the initial authentication code (starts with a "C"). With this code, the registration process requests a new USM Anywhere instance and defines its attributes (such as how many Sensors to allow, how much storage to provide, and what email address to use for the initial user account).
Important: USM Anywhere instance provisioning takes place only for the first deployed Sensor. If you are deploying an additional Sensor for your USM Anywhere environment, you can simply register the Sensor using the generated authentication code (starts with an "S") and use the Setup Wizard to complete the Sensor setup.
To register your Sensor and provision the instance
Open a web browser and enter the IP address.
This opens the Welcome to USM Anywhere Sensor Setup page, which prompts you to provide the information for registering the Sensor with your new USM Anywhere instance.
- Enter a Sensor Name and Sensor Description.
- Paste the authentication code sent from AlienVault into the field with the Key ( ).
Click Start Setup to start the process of connecting the USM Anywhere Sensor.
The provisioning of your USM Anywhere instance upon registration of your initial Sensor takes about 20 minutes. When this instance is provisioned and running, you’ll see a welcome message that provides an access link.
Use this link to open the secured web console for your USM Anywhere instance. You and the other USM Anywhere users in your organization can access this console from a web browser on any system with internet connectivity.
Note: You'll also receive an email from AlienVault that provides the access link to USM Anywhere.
When you link to a newly-provisioned USM Anywhere instance, you must configure the password for the initial user account. This is the default administrator as defined in your subscription.
To configure login credentials
In the welcome message, click the link.
This displays a prompt to set the password to use for the default administrator of USM Anywhere.
Enter the password, then enter it again to confirm.
USM Anywhere requires a minimum password length of eight characters, with a maximum length of 128 characters. The password must combine numerical digits (0-9), uppercase letters (A-Z), and lowercase letters (a-z). Special characters, such as hyphen ( - ) and underscore ( _ ) are supported, but optional.
Note: USM Anywhere passwords expire after 90 days. When your password expires, USM Anywhere enforces the password change when you next log intoLog in (verb): Process in which an individual gains access to a computer system after providing sufficient credentials to authenticate their unique identity. Login (noun): User credentials, typically a username and matching password. the system using the current (now expired) password. A new password must be different than the previous four passwords.
- Click Save & Continue.
When the login page appears, enter the password you just set, select the acceptance of the terms of service, and click Login.
To configure your USM Anywhere Hyper-V Sensor, see Completing the Hyper-V Sensor Setup.