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Users are consumers who interact with your enterprise's applications, databases or any other systems. These users can be persons, devices or applications/programs within or outside of the enterprise's network. Since these users interact with internal systems and access data, the need to define which user is allowed to do what, is critical. This is called user management.

Follow the steps below to create users and assign them to roles via the Management console. Also, if you want to authenticate users via e-mailsocial mediamultiple user store attributes, see Maintaining Logins and Passwords

  1. Log in to the Management Console (https://<hostname>:9443/carbon) and click Add under Users and Roles in the Main menu.

  2. Click Add New User.

  3. The Add User page opens. Provide the username and password and click Next.

    Tip: The Domain drop-down list contains all user stores configured in the system. By default, you only have the PRIMARY user store. To configure secondary user stores, see Configuring Secondary User Stores.

  4. Select the roles you want to assign to the user. In this example, we assign the creator role defined in the previous section.

    By default, all WSO2 products have the following roles configured:

    • Admin - Provides full access to all features and controls. By default, the admin user is assigned to both the Admin and the Everyone roles.
    • Internal/Everyone - Every new user is assigned to this role by default. It does not include any permissions.
    • Internal/System - This role is not visible in the Management Console.

    In addition to the above, the following roles exist by default.

    1. Internal/creator
    2. Internal/publisher
    3. Internal/subscriber

    Note that there may be more roles configured by default depending on the type of features installed in your product.

  5. Click Finish to complete.
    The new user appears in the Users list. You can change the user's password, assign it different roles or delete it.

    You cannot change the user name of an existing user.

Accessing the Admin Dashboard

The Admin Dashboard is intended to be used by API Manager admins. The admin user has special permissions specified in the /permission/admin/manage/apim_admin directory. If a new user needs to access the admin dashboard, follow the steps below:

  1. Create a user.
  2. Create a new role. For more information, see Adding User Roles.
  3. Assign the following permissions to the new role you just created: /permission/admin/manage/apim_admin and /permission/admin/configure/login. 
  4. Assign the role created in step 2, to the user created in step 1. 

Now this user is able to login and perform administrative tasks using the Admin Dashboard.

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