Create User Accounts

You can create user accounts from the Administration menu.

Before you begin, you need to know whether you are using local or external authentication:

  • Local – Authentication is completed against the application database (default).
  • External – Authentication is completed against an LDAP server. External authentication does not require the LDAP adapter, which is used with business processes and enables the system to communicate with local or remote LDAP servers using a Java Naming Directory Interface (JNDI).

If you are assigning one or more Authorized User Keys to this account, the keys must be obtained from your trading partner and checked in before creating the user account.

You also need to know the following information:

Table 1. create user accounts



User ID

Required. User ID for the user account you are creating. The user ID must be at least 5 characters long.

Password (Local Authentication only)

Required for local users. Password for the user account you are creating. The password must be at least 6 characters long. This field does not display for external users.

Confirm Password (Local Authentication only)

Required for local users. Type the password a second time. This field does not display for external users.

Policy (Local Authentication only)

Optional. Password policy to associate with this user account. From the list, select from the policy you want to associate. This field does not display for external users.

The system calculates the expiration date from the first date that the user logs on with this password.

Authentication Host (External Authentication only)

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server on which the user is being authenticated. The server or servers listed in this field are specified in the file.

Session Timeout

Required. Amount of time in minutes that you can be inactive before you have to log in again. Time is in minutes.


Optional. Portion of the dashboard user interface that the user account has access to.

The following are accessibility options:
  • Admin UI – Accesses the Admin Console pane in the dashboard only.
  • AS2 UI – Accesses the AS2 Edition interface only.
  • UCCNET UI – Access to the UCCnet Edition interface only.
  • Dashboard UI – Accesses dashboard interface. Refine by choosing a Dashboard Theme.

Dashboard Theme

Required if accessibility is set as Dashboard UI. Predefined dashboard that the user account has access to.

The following are dashboard theme options:
  • Default
  • Operator
  • Participant
  • Participant Sponsor
  • Sponsor
  • AFT

Given Name

Required. Name used to identify the user.


Required. User's last name.


User's e-mail address.


User's pager number.

Preferred Language

User's preferred language. Select from: English, French, Japanese, or Spanish.

Manager ID

User ID of the user's manager.


Identity of the trading partner to associate with the user account. Only one trading partner can be associated with a user account. A user account can be associated with many groups, each with its own trading partner identity association. This enables a user account to be associated with more than one trading partner. The Identity field is used for routing messages in Mailbox. Select a trading partner identity from the list.

The default value is Hub Organization.

For more information about creating users and assigning permissions to users, see the Sterling B2B Integrator Security documentation.

To create a user account:

  1. Log in to Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. From the Administration Menu, select Accounts > User Accounts.
  3. Next to Create a new Account, click Go!
  4. In the New Account page, select the Authentication Type.
  5. Enter the User ID and Password.
  6. Confirm the Password.
  7. Select the Policy.
  8. Enter the Session Timeout.
  9. Select the Accessibility.
  10. Select the Dashboard Theme.
  11. Click Next.
  12. On the SSH Authorized User Key page, assign one or more public keys. Move the keys from the Available pane to the Assigned pane and click Next.
  13. On the Groups page, assign groups of permissions. Move the group names from the Available pane to the Assigned pane and click Next.
  14. On the Permissions page, assign individual permissions. Move the permissions from the Available pane to the Assigned pane and click Next.
    By default, the permissions associated with the groups that this user is assigned to are already selected.
  15. On the User Information page, enter the Given Name.
  16. Enter the Surname.
  17. Enter the E-mail address.
  18. Enter the Pager number.
  19. Select the Preferred Language.
  20. Enter the Manager ID.
  21. Select the Identity.
  22. Click Next.
  23. Review the user account settings.
  24. Click Finish.
    The user account is created and this message is displayed:
    The system update completed successfully.
    If you created an external user, log out of the system, and then log back in with the external user ID or account. The system authenticates the external user ID on the external LDAP server.