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Assigning an administrator for a virtual Administration Server

April 8, 2024

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When you use virtual Administration Servers in your organization, you might want to assign a dedicated administrator for each virtual Administration Server. For example, this might be useful when you create virtual Administration Servers to manage separate offices or departments of your organization, or if you are an MSP provider and you manage your tenants through virtual Administration Servers.

When you create a virtual Administration Server, it inherits the user list and all of the user rights of the primary Administration Server. If a user has access rights to the primary Server, this user has access rights to the virtual Server as well. After creation, you configure the access rights to the Servers independently. If you want to assign an administrator for a virtual Administration Server only, make sure that the administrator does not have access rights on the primary Administration Server.

You assign an administrator for a virtual Administration Server by granting the administrator access rights to the virtual Administration Server. You can grant the required access rights in one of the following ways:

  • Configure access rights for the administrator manually
  • Assign one or more user roles for the administrator

To sign in to Kaspersky Security Center Web Console, an administrator of a virtual Administration Server specifies the virtual Administration Server name, user name, and password. Kaspersky Security Center Web Console authenticates the administrator and opens the virtual Administration Server to which the administrator has access rights. The administrator cannot switch between Administration Servers.

Prerequisites

Before you start, ensure that the following conditions are met:

Configuring access rights manually

To assign an administrator for a virtual Administration Server:

  1. In the main menu, switch to the required virtual Administration Server:
    1. Click the chevron icon () to the right of the current Administration Server name.
    2. Select the required Administration Server.
  2. In the main menu, click the settings icon () next to the name of the Administration Server.

    The Administration Server properties window opens.

  3. On the Access rights tab, click the Add button.

    A unified list of users of the primary Administration Server and the current virtual Administration Server opens.

  4. From the list of users, select the account of the administrator that you want to assign for the virtual Administration Server, and then click the OK button.

    The application adds the selected user to the user list on the Access rights tab.

  5. Select the check box next to the added account, and then click the Access rights button.
  6. Configure the rights that the administrator will have on the virtual Administration Server.

    For successful authentication, at minimum, the administrator must have the following rights:

    • Read right in the General featuresBasic functionality functional area
    • Read right in the General featuresVirtual Administration Servers functional area

The application saves the modified user rights to the administrator account.

Configuring access rights by assigning user roles

Alternatively, you can grant the access rights to a virtual Administration Server administrator through user roles. For example, this might be useful if you want to assign several administrators on the same virtual Administration Server. If this is the case, you can assign the administrators' accounts the same one or more user roles instead of configuring the same user rights for several administrators.

To assign an administrator for a virtual Administration Server by assigning user roles:

  1. On the primary Administration Server, create a new user role, and then specify all of the required access rights that an administrator must have on the virtual Administration Server. You can create several roles, for example, if you want to separate access to different functional areas.
  2. In the main menu, switch to the required virtual Administration Server:
    1. Click the chevron icon () to the right of the current Administration Server name.
    2. Select the required Administration Server.
  3. Assign the new role or several roles to the administrator account.

The application assigns the roles to the administrator account.

Configuring access rights at the object level

In addition to assigning access rights at the functional area level, you can configure access to specific objects on the virtual Administration Server, for example, to a specific administration group or a task. To do this, switch to the virtual Administration Server, and then configure the access rights in the object's properties.

See also:

Deleting a virtual Administration Server

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