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OpsCenter vs NOM and logging on as a user

Created: 19 May 2010 • Updated: 20 Jun 2010 | 7 comments
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I am reading the OpsCenter manual  (yes I am, cover to cover) and making my list of things to do.
I am going to be installing OpsCenter on a new server -

My question has to do with user log on and password.

In NOM I can add a user, and I can have the log on and choose the DOMAIN - so they choose my company domain which allows them to use their normal domain password.

In reading the OpsCenter manual - so far - it keeps talking about setting or changing the OpsCenter users password.
I have not seen anything yet that says about choosing a domain and using your domain password.

Can anybody tell me if that option is still there, or will I have to change my OpsCenter password by hand every time I change my domain password just to keep them the same?

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Krolzig Urs's picture

Hello Judy

Yes it's still there as it was in NOM.


Andy Welburn's picture

Enter a user name and password, and select a domain from the Domain
drop-down list. For administrator initial logon, the user name is admin and
the password is password or any custom password that you chose during the
installation. Select OpsCenterUsers(vx) from the Domain drop-down list.

The domains that appear in the Domain drop-down list include the
OpsCenterUsers(vx) domain, domains that are migrated if you upgrade to
OpsCenter from NOM
or VBR, and domains of the users that are added to the
OpsCenter console.

J.H Is gone's picture

I totally missed that part, but I do remember reading the part about the admin name and password.  Just missed the domain part.
thanks for pointing it out.

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Andy Welburn's picture

I was just wondering if I was looking at the same manual! laugh

David McMullin's picture

I have set it up to use active directory, there is a config to point to your AD server.

Of course, I did not read the manual, just bashed my way through it....

When you add a user, select "existing domain user" and it will add a drop down box that shows all your domains.

It is case sensitive for your user names!

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DanTheMan 2's picture

Can you set it up so you don't need to add the user into Ops?  So any AD user can log in without you first creating them?

J.H Is gone's picture

I see that as being a security risk, why I don't think you can do it.
Remember that someone who can get into opscenter(or nom) as a power user, can cancel jobs, start jobs, and even start restores.  Not something you any just anybody to be able to do, which is why there are roles that you add the users as.

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