Create Role for Security Monitoring

Follow the steps in this topic to create a role that has access to the Security Monitoring module’s dashboards and REST API.

Overview

To access the Security Monitoring module’s dashboards and REST API, you need to create a role with READ access for the Security Monitoring and Analytics features, and then assign one or more users to the role.

Before You Begin

To complete the instructions in this guide, you need the following:

  • Installed version of Instance Manager
  • Installed version of the Security Monitoring module
  • Access permission to create roles and assign users

Create Role

To access the Security Monitoring module’s dashboards and REST API, you need to create a role with READ access for the Security Monitoring and Analytics features, and then assign a user to the role.

To create a role for Security Monitoring:

  1. Open the NGINX Management Suite web interface and log in.

  2. Select the Settings (gear) icon in the upper-right corner.

  3. On the left navigation menu, select Roles.

  4. Select Create.

  5. On the Create Role form, provide the following details:

    • Name: a unique name to use for the role
    • Display name: an optional, user-friendly name to show for the role
    • Description: an optional, brief summary of what the role is
  6. Select Add Permission.

  7. Create a permission for Security Monitoring:

    1. In the Module list, select Security Monitoring.
    2. In the Feature list, select Security Monitoring.
    3. In the Access list, select READ.
    4. Select Save.
  8. Select Add Permission.

  9. Create a permission for Instance Manager:

    1. In the Module list, select Instance Manager.
    2. In the Feature list, select Analytics.
    3. In the Access list, select READ.
    4. Select Save.

Assign Role

After you’ve created a role for Security Monitoring, assign the role to one or more users.

To assign roles, take the following steps:

  1. Open the NGINX Management Suite web interface and log in.
  2. Select the Settings (gear) icon in the upper-right corner.
  3. On the left navigation menu, select Users.
  4. Select a user in the list or select Create to add a new user.
  5. Select Edit User.
  6. In the Roles list, select the one or more roles to assign to the user.
  7. Select Save to update the user.