Managing Local Windows Users

If you have Windows servers with local users and groups, you can add those servers to EmpowerID as managed account stores. This allows you to inventory local users and groups and manage those objects from EmpowerID, providing you with automated role-based access control, delegated permissions administration, and provisioning policy capabilities with a full audit trail of any actions involving those objects. This article demonstrates how to manage local Windows users in EmpowerID.

To manage local Windows users

  1. From the Navigation Sidebar of the EmpowerID Web interface, navigate to Find Computer page by expanding Resources and clicking Computers.
  2. From the Find Computer page, click the Local Users tab and then click the Advanced Search drop-down button shown below to open advanced search options. This allows you to limit the local groups appearing in the grid to those on a specific local Windows server that are managing.
  3. Type the name of your local Windows server in the Computer field and press ENTER. You should see all users on the server appear in the grid.
  4. Click the Advanced Search drop-down to close the advanced search options and then search for the user account on the local Windows server you want to manage.
  5. From the grid, click the Logon Name link for the user account.
  6. This directs you to the View One page for the local Windows user account. View one pages allow you to view and edit the objects to which they are linked.

  7. From the View One page, expand the Actions accordion. You should see all Actions that can be performed against the user account.
  8. Click the tile for the action that represents what you want to do against the account. For example, if you want to edit one or more attributes, you would click the Edit tile; if you wanted to create an EmpowerID Person from the account, you would click the Create Person From Account tile; if you wanted to delete the account you would click the Delete Account tile, and so on.