Because USM Anywhere manages important security functions for your organization, the system requires that all users log inLog 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. with a user name and a password. See Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) in USM Anywhere for more information about the rolesTasks and responsibilities based on job description and position within an organization. A user's role is often used to define access to functionality and privileges to perform specific tasks and operations. in USM Anywhere.
USM Anywhere collects information about when a user logs into the system and what the user does. This information is available in USM Anywhere when you go to Settings > System Events.
When the first user links to a newly-provisioned USM Anywhere environment, they configure the password for the initial user account. This is the default administrator as defined in your subscription and this user account cannot be deleted. The Settings > Users page provides tools to add, edit, and remove other user accounts in the system.
Note: AlienVault recommends that users enable multi-factor authentication (MFA)A method of access control in which a user is granted access only after successfully presenting several separate pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism – typically at least two of the following categories: knowledge, possession, and inherence. for their account. MFA adds extra security because it requires multiple factors to authenticateProcess used to verify the identity of a user, user device, or other entity, usually through a username and password. a user, making it more difficult for an unauthorized person to gain access to the account. For more information about this security configuration, see Using Multi-Factor Authentication.
Users can access settings for their own account and log out of the system by clicking the icon in the upper right corner of the page.
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