A User in strongDM allows any individual member of your organization to log in to the strongDM GUI on their local machine, or to the Admin UI. In the user management area, each user will either be granted permissions for individual, specific resources, or added to a role, which will determine what resources the user has access to.

  • The user's available functionality in the Admin UI can be determined by the permission level set for that user. Users can be allowed to add and edit resources or manage other users in this interface.
  • Users who have a flag next to their name in the Users list are "high traffic" users. This just means that while this user's actions will show up in the Activities page in the Admin UI, they will not appear in the logs that are viewable in the Admin UI. These logs are still all available via sdm audit at the command line, however.
  • Users who have a "New User" indicator next to their name are a self-service signup who have been added to no roles and had no permissions granted them at all.

To learn more about user Roles, which are collections of permissions that give members permissions to manage or access various parts of your organization's resources, see the Roles page.

To learn more about service accounts, which are a type of user meant to be used for programmatic resource to strongDM, see the Service Accounts page.

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