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Creating a Security Administrator

This section explains how to create a security administrator to manage the users in your account.

Procedure

  1. Choose Management & Deployment > Identity and Access Management.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Users.
  3. On the Users page, click Create User.
  4. On the Create User page, enter Username.
  5. Select Password for Credential Type.

    NOTE:
    • A password can be used to log in to the management console and enable development tools (such as APIs, the CLI, and SDK) that can access cloud services through password authentication. This is the recommended option because the security administrator manages users.
    • Access keys are used to enable development tools (such as APIs, the CLI, and SDK) that can access cloud services through key authentication.

  6. In the User Groups area, select admin from the drop-down list.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Set manually for Password Type.

    NOTE:

    A security administrator can log in to the management console and use IAM to manage users. You are advised to select Set manually for Password Type when you create a security administrator for your account. If you create a security administrator for another user, you are advised to select Set at first login for Password Type instead so that the user can set their own password.

  9. Enter the email address, mobile number, password, and confirm password.

    NOTE:
    • You are advised to enter an email address or mobile number for the security administrator. These will be used as the security administrator's credentials.
    • The password must meet the following requirements:

      It must be 6 to 32 characters long.

      It must contain at least 2 of the following character types: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits, and special characters (!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[]^`{_|}~ and spaces).

      It cannot be the username or the username spelled backwards. For example, if the username is A12345, the password cannot be A12345, a12345, 54321A or 54321a.

  10. Select Require Password Reset to ensure that the security administrator is forced to change the password the first time the administrator logs in. The Require Password Reset option is selected by default. It is recommended that you retain the default setting to ensure that the security administrator account password is set by the security administrator, preventing password leakage.
  11. Click OK.