Setting up users

Create users to give access to BigFix Inventory. Assign each user with a role to determine permissions that the user has, and with a computer group to determine the computers to which the user has access.

Before you begin

An icon representing a user. You must be an Administrator to perform this task.

About this task

If your company has a security policy for passwords and account management, the password authorization mechanism that is available in BigFix Inventory should be used only for the initial setup.

9.2.7 Starting from application update 9.2.7, you can configure BigFix Inventory to ensure that user passwords fulfill a number of requirements. For more information, see: Configuring security policy for user passwords. If you are using an earlier version of the application, or your password policy cannot be met by configuring the available password requirements, use LDAP or single sign-on. For more information, see: Authenticating users with LDAP or Configuring and enabling single sign-on (SSO).


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Management > Users.
  2. To add a user, click New.
  3. Specify the name of the user and the role that you want to assign to that user.
  4. Select the computer group to which the user is to have access and the authentication method. Then, click Create.