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Security (User/Role Management)

All of your user and role management can be completed using GAdmin.

Important

The Security section is only available to users with the system_admin or system_user_admin permission.

Users

The Users page lists the users in the system, whether they're internal or externally authenticated, and a brief window into their access rights.

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Creating Users

When Kinetica has been configured to authenticate and/or authorize users, user accounts can be created to allow access based on specific needs. See Security Configuration for details on different use cases.

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  1. Create a New User Account

    • From Security ‣ Users, click Create under Users on the left-hand menu or New above the user list.

    • Select the type of Authentication. More information on the authentication types can be found under Security Concepts.

    • Type a username into the User field and a password into the Password field, meeting the password strength requirements listed. Additional requirement details can be found under Security Concepts

      Important

      Passwords are required for Internal users only

    • Type the password again in the Confirm Password field.

  2. Select Roles

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    • Add or remove roles as necessary in the Member of Roles section:
      • Add: Click a role in the Available Roles list and then click Add >>.
      • Remove: Click a role in the Selected Roles list and then click << Remove.
  3. Select Permissions

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    • Check one or more System-Level Permission boxes, as necessary.
    • From the Table Level Permissions section, access to individual database tables & views can be managed. The permission-to-table association will be displayed below the selection boxes, and the Effective Permissions table will be updated accordingly. Note that the Table Admin permission allows a user full access on the table.
      • Add: Select a table in the left list and a permission in the right list, and then click Add.
      • Remove: Select an existing table-permission association in the list of active permissions and click Remove.
  4. Resource Group

    • Select a Resource Group from the drop-down menu. Consult Resource for more information on configuring resource groups in GAdmin.
  5. Click Create.

Editing Users

Existing users can have their roles, permissions, and resource group updated.

  1. Edit a User Account

    • From Security ‣ Users, select a user to edit and click Edit.
  2. Update Roles

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    • Add or remove selected roles as necessary in the Member of Roles section:
      • Add: Click a role in the Available Roles list and then click Add >>.
      • Remove: Click a role in the Selected Roles list and then click << Remove.
  3. Update Permissions

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    • Check/uncheck one or more System-Level Permission boxes, as necessary.
    • From the Table Level Permissions section, access to individual database tables & views can be managed. The permission-to-table association will be displayed below the selection boxes, and the Effective Permissions table will be updated accordingly. Note that the Table Admin permission allows a user full access on the table.
      • Add: Select a table in the left list and a permission in the right list, and then click Add.
      • Remove: Select an existing table-permission association in the list of active permissions and click Remove.
  4. Update Resource Group

    • Update the Resource Group from the drop-down menu. Consult Resource for more information on configuring resource groups in GAdmin.
  5. Click Save.

Changing Passwords

Existing users can have their passwords changed by administrators with either the system_admin or system_user_admin permission. To change a user's password:

  1. From Security ‣ Users, select a user whose password will be changed and click Change Password
  2. Type the password into the New Password field, meeting the password strength requirements listed. Additional requirement details can be found on Security Concepts
  3. Type the password again in the Confirm Password field
  4. Click Save.
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Deleting Users

An administrator can also delete a user from the database. This will not remove any database objects created by the user (collections, tables, groups, etc.), nor will it remove the user from any external user store (LDAP, etc.).

To delete a user:

  1. From Security ‣ Users, select a user to delete and click Delete.
  2. At the Delete User prompt, click Remove.

Roles

The Roles page lists the roles in the system, the role memberships (both containing & contained), and a brief window into their permissions.

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Creating Roles

When Kinetica has been configured to authenticate and/or authorize users, user accounts can be created to allow access based on specific needs. See Security Configuration for details on different use cases.

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  1. Create a New Role

    • From Security ‣ Roles, click Create under Roles on the left-hand menu or New above the role list.
    • Type a name for the role into the Role field. Additional requirement details can be found on Security Concepts
  2. Apply and Grant Roles

    • In the Roles section, apply existing roles to the new role:
      • Add: Click a role in the Available list and then click Add >>.
      • Remove: Click a role in the Selected list and then click << Remove.
    • In the Users/Roles Granted This Role section, apply the new role to existing user(s) and/or role(s):
      • Add: Click a role in the Available list and then click Add >>.
      • Remove: Click a role in the Selected list and then click << Remove.
  3. Select Permissions

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    • Check one or more System-Level Permission boxes, as necessary.
    • From the Table Level Permissions section, access to individual database tables & views can be managed. The permission-to-table association will be displayed below the selection boxes, and the Effective Permissions table will be updated accordingly. Note that the Table Admin permission allows a user full access on the table.
      • Add: Select a table in the left list and a permission in the right list, and then click Add.
      • Remove: Select an existing table-permission association in the list of active permissions and click Remove.
  4. Resource Group

    • Select a Resource Group from the drop-down menu. Consult Resource for more information on configuring resource groups in GAdmin.
  5. Click Create.

Editing Roles

Existing roles can have their permissions, users & roles assigned to, and resource group.

  1. Edit a Role

    • From Security ‣ Roles, select a role to edit and click Edit.
  2. Apply and Grant Roles

    • In the Roles section, apply other existing roles to the role:
      • Add: Click a role in the Available list and then click Add >>.
      • Remove: Click a role in the Selected list and then click << Remove.
    • In the Users/Roles Granted This Role section, apply the role to other existing user(s) and/or role(s):
      • Add: Click a role in the Available list and then click Add >>.
      • Remove: Click a role in the Selected list and then click << Remove.
  3. Update Permissions

    ../_images/security_users_permissions.png
    • Check one or more System-Level Permission boxes, as necessary.
    • From the Table Level Permissions section, access to individual database tables & views can be managed. The permission-to-table association will be displayed below the selection boxes, and the Effective Permissions table will be updated accordingly. Note that the Table Admin permission allows a user full access on the table.
      • Add: Select a table in the left list and a permission in the right list, and then click Add.
      • Remove: Select an existing table-permission association in the list of active permissions and click Remove.
  4. Update Resource Group

    • Update the Resource Group from the drop-down menu. Consult Resource for more information on configuring resource groups in GAdmin.
  5. Click Save.

Deleting Roles

An administrator can also delete a role from the database. This disassociates the role from any users or other roles that are currently associated with it. Roles in any associated external user stores (LDAP, etc.) will be unaffected.

To delete a role:

  1. From Security ‣ Roles, select a role to delete and click Delete.
  2. At the Delete Role prompt, click Remove.