User accounts

All users must enter a username and a strong password to access the ipMonitor web interface. These credentials are part of an internal proprietary ipMonitor account and do not belong to a Microsoft Windows account. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption is used internally to store all account information.

You can create three types of user accounts in ipMonitor:

  • Administrator
  • User
  • Guest

Administrator accounts

Administrator accounts have full access to all ipMonitor features. They can create, edit, and delete user accounts and can access and administrate user credentials. Administrator accounts cannot be deleted unless they are demoted to a user account.

User accounts

User accounts can access all non-administrative features in ipMonitor, but cannot create, edit, or delete user accounts. You can promote a Guest account to User status by clicking the Promote to Normal User option in the Edit Account page.

Guest accounts

Guest accounts can only read or view data. Guests cannot access the Administration Interface, nor do they have the ability to change or save their own settings beyond the current session.

Guest accounts provide a common user name and password to access the reporting Interface. This allows an administrator to post the account credentials on an intranet site or distribute the user name and password to those who require access.

To create a Guest account, create a User account and select the Guest option.

Account Permissions

Each user account has its own List, Read, Write, Create, Delete, and Attributes settings. These settings include:

  • Real-time statistics
  • Recent activity
  • Historic reports
  • Monitors
  • Monitor filters
  • Groups
  • Notifications
  • Logs
  • Tools
  • Maintenance
  • Report generators
  • Server settings

Strong passwords

You can enable strong passwords system-wide to enforce system security. When you enforce strong passwords, the password must contain six or more total characters and one or more of the following:

  • Lowercase characters
  • Uppercase characters
  • Numeric characters
  • Non-alphanumeric characters

ipMonitor maintains an internal data hive to store all sensitive data. RSA 512/1024 bit encryption is applied to the hive.