Add ipMonitor user accounts

ipMonitor provides a detailed user account system to control which features individual users can access. Each user account has its own list, read, write, create, delete and attributes settings, which administrators can apply to various features throughout the software. User accounts have permission levels that administrators can assign to different ipMonitor features and interfaces.

You can create user and guest accounts in ipMonitor. All users must have an account to access the ipMonitor web interface. If a user forgets their password, an administrator can reset the password.

If you need to delete an Administrator account, you must first demote the account to a regular or guest account.

The following table lists the privileges for standard user and guest accounts.

Account Type Privileges
Standard User
  • Can access all ipMonitor features except Credentials
  • Can administrate user accounts
  • Can be promoted to Administrator or demoted to Guest
Guest
  • Can view reports in the Reports tab
  • Cannot access the Administrator interface
  • Cannot change or save their own settings

Add a standard user account

You can add a standard user account that requires Windows credentials or a password.

To minimize administrative overhead, SolarWinds recommends using a standard ipMonitor account.

  1. Log in to ipMonitor as an administrator.
  2. In the toolbar, click Configuration.
  3. In the Configuration screen, click Account List.
  4. In the Account List screen, click Add Account.
  5. Configure the Identification settings.

    Select a Windows or standard ipMonitor account.

    A Windows account requires the user Windows domain credentials in the following format:

    MY_DOMAIN_NAME\joe.user

    A standard ipMonitor account requires a username and password.

  6. Under Permissions, select an access level.


  7. Expand Advanced.
  8. Under Advanced, customize the Guest and Standard accounts, selecting the rights for each user.

    These options vary based on the selected account.


    To manage existing user accounts, click Account List in the Configuration screen.

  9. Click OK.

Add a guest account

You cannot log in to ipMonitor as an anonymous user. However, you can create a guest account with limited access permissions. This account requires a password.

A guest account can only read or view data and cannot change the user settings. The Advanced permissions control the Guest account access to ipMonitor features and are exclusive to this account.

  1. Log in to ipMonitor as an administrator.
  2. In the toolbar, click Configuration.
  3. In the Configuration screen, click Account List.
  4. In the Account List toolbar, click Add Account.

  5. Configure the Identification settings.

    1. Select Standard ipMonitor Account.
    2. Enter Guest as the username.
    3. Enter and confirm a password.

      You can enter guest or another password.

  6. Under Permissions, select Guest.


  7. Expand Advanced.
  8. Under Advanced, deselect the permissions as needed.

  9. Click OK.
  10. Enable guest login.

Add a guest account for anonymous access

ipMonitor does not provide anonymous access. However, you can create a guest account with limited access permissions. This account requires a password.

  1. Log in to ipMonitor with an administrator account.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click System Settings.
  4. Under User Sessions, select the Force Strong Passwords box, and then select No.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Account List > Add Account.
  7. In the Account Name box, enter:

    guest

  8. In the Your Current Password box, enter the administrator password.
  9. In the New Password and Confirm Password boxes, enter:

    guest

  10. Click OK.
  11. In the Account Name list, click guest.
  12. Click Demote to Guest, and then click OK.