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How to add new users on the APM Server

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How to add new users on the APM Server

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The APM GUI does not offer you an option to add additional or new users on the APM server.  However, should you need to add new users, you can easily do this.  Here are the easy and simple steps:

Login to your APM server at the command-line as root.

Make a backup of your /opt/ibm/wlp/usr/shared/config/basicRegistry.xml file.  This is where the users are stored.

Next open the file and add the new users by copying the "apmadmin" line and then changing it.  For example, this is how I've added the users nalewis and garyk in the file.  Note: These users are stored in the file itself, you don't need to add them as OS users.

[root@JT-APM1 config]# cat basicRegistry.xml
<server>
        <basicRegistry id="basic" realm="customRealm">
              <user id="apmadmin" name="apmadmin" password="{aes}AHOt47vlxFPMAKxLtrvSNFX48hYUmKBf+hciNimrckZ4"/>
              <user id="nalewis" name="nalewis" password="{aes}AHOt47vlxFPMAKxLtrvSNFX48hYUmKBf+hciNimrckZ4"/>
              <user id="garyk" name="garyk" password="k1tten"/>
        </basicRegistry>
</server>
[root@JT-APM1 config]#

Save the file.  There's no need to restart your APM Server.   

Next you will need to assign some Roles to the new users before you can use them.  To do that, log into your APM Server as apmadmin, go to the Role Based Authentication menu, select your new user nalewis (in this example) and click on the pencil icon on the right.  This will allow you to select Roles to the user you selected.  Save the changes.  You have to assign some Roles to the new users before you can login to the APM GUI with them.

Now log back into your APM console with the new user nalewis and the corresponding password you set in the file.  There's no need to restart your APM Server, the new users should be picked up immediately.

Good luck. Smile

Noel Lewis

ITCAM / APM / ICAM L2 Support team

 

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