Documentation forIpMonitor
Effective December 31, 2024, IpMonitor will reach its end of life and will no longer be available or supported. If you liked IpMonitor, consider trying another SolarWinds product.

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 set up three types of ipMonitor accounts:

  • 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.

See Add additional ipMonitor administrator accounts for details.

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.

See Add ipMonitor user accounts for details.

Guest accounts

Guest accounts can only read or view data. Guests cannot access the Administration Interface. They also cannot 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.

See Enable guest login for details

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. AES 256-bit encryption is applied to the hive.