Active Roles 7.3.1 - User Guide

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Steps for modifying user account properties

Steps for modifying user account properties

To modify user account properties

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the user account that you want to modify.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the user account you want to modify, and then click Properties to display the Properties dialog box for that user account.
  3. Use the tabs in the Properties dialog box to view or modify properties of the user account.
  4. If you want to view or modify additional properties (those for which the tabs in the Properties dialog box do not provide data entries), go to the Object tab and click Advanced Properties.
  5. After setting all the properties you want, click OK.

NOTE:
  • The behavior of the user interface elements in the Properties dialog box may vary depending on the configuration of Active Roles policies. To determine whether a given item on a tab is under the control of a certain policy, observe the text label next to the item: the underlined text label indicates that some policy restrictions are in effect. Click underlined text labels to examine the policies that govern the behavior of the user interface elements.
  • To modify properties for multiple user accounts, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each user account. Right-click the selection, and then click Properties.
  • You can also access the Advanced Properties dialog box for a user account as follows: Right-click the user account and select All Tasks | Advanced Properties.
  • You can use the Find function of Active Roles in order to locate the user account that you want to modify. Once you have found the user account, you can open the Properties dialog box for that account as follows: Right-click the user account in the list of search results and click Properties.

Renaming a user account

Renaming a user account

To rename a user account, right-click the account and click Rename. Type a new name and press ENTER. This displays the Rename User dialog box, shown in the following figure. In the Rename User dialog box, you can change the user’s first name, last name, display name, and logon name.

Figure 7: Rename User

In the Rename User dialog box, hyperlinks are used to indicate the properties controlled by Active Roles policies (see Getting policy-related information earlier in this document).

Steps for renaming a user account

Steps for renaming a user account

To rename a user account

  1. In the console tree, locate and select the folder that contains the user account.
  2. In the details pane, right-click the user account and click Rename.
  3. Type a new name (or clear the existing name), and then press ENTER to display the Rename User dialog box.
  4. Use the Rename User dialog box to modify (if needed) the naming properties of the user account such as the user full name, first name, last name, display name, and logon name.
  5. When finished, click OK.

NOTE:

  • The behavior of the Rename User dialog box may vary depending on the configuration of Active Roles policies. To determine whether a given item in the dialog box is under the control of a certain policy, observe the text label next to the item: the underlined text label indicates that some policy restrictions are in effect. Click underlined text labels to examine the policies that govern the behavior of the dialog box.
  • You can use the Find function of Active Roles in order to locate the user account that you want to rename. Once you have found the user account, you can open the Rename User dialog box for that account as follows: Right-click the user account in the list of search results, click Rename, type a new name, and then press ENTER.

Disabling and enabling a user account

Disabling and enabling a user account

A user account can be disabled as a security measure to prevent a particular user from logging on, instead of deleting the user account.

To disable a user account, right-click the account and click Disable Account. To enable a user account, right-click a disabled account and click Enable Account. The Enable Account command only appears on disabled accounts. Disabled user accounts are marked with the following icon:

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