Creating a user

User accounts are used to manage authorization and access to resources.

About this task

The first user account that you create must have the role of Supervisor and must be activated (enabled).

As an added measure of security, create at least two user accounts that have the role of Supervisor. Ensure that you record the passwords for these user accounts, and store them in a secure location in case you must restore the Lenovo XClarity Administrator.


To add a user to XClarity Administrator, complete the following steps.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Administration > Security.
  2. Click Local Users under the Users and Groups section to display the Users Management page.
  3. Click the Create icon (Create icon) to create a user. The Create New User dialog is displayed.
  4. Fill in the following information in the dialog.
    • Enter a user name and description for the user.
    • Enter the new and confirm new passwords. The rules for the passwords are based the current account-security settings.
    • Select one or more role groups to authorize the user to perform appropriate tasks.

      For information about role groups and how to create custom role groups, see Creating a custom role group.

    • (Optional) Set Change password on first access to Yes if you want to force the user to change the password the first time the user logs in to XClarity Administrator.
  5. Click Create.

What to do next

The user account is displayed in the Users Management table. The table shows the associated role groups and the account status for each user account.
Illustrates the User Management page.

After you create a user account, you can perform the following actions on a selected user account: