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Manage users

In the Admin Console, click the menu icon (The menu icon) and click User Management to approve sign-up requests, add users, filter them, edit them, assign permissions to them, or delete them.

The user permissions are as follows:


Admin can sign in to both the admin dashboard and the DSX Local client.


User can sign in to the DSX Local client only.

When you add new users, DSX Local automatically emails the username and temporary password to them. If new users request an account, you must approve them by editing them and selecting Approved User. Unapproved users have a status of pending.

If an SMTP server is set up in the Settings panel from the administrator's user profile icon, then DSX Local automatically emails the administrators anytime a new user is created or requests access. DSX Local also emails notifications to users anytime their account changes.

By default, DSX Local user records are stored in its internal repository database. Alternatively, you can use your own external LDAP server instead. To set up your own LDAP server, click Set Up LDAP.

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In the LDAP host field, use the ldap:// prefix for a non-secure port and the ldaps:// prefix for a secure port. For example, ldap://

If you opt to authenticate LDAP with search, then specify the domain search user, password, and base. If you opt to authenticate by distinguished name without search, ensure the LDAP Prefix and LDAP Suffix fields match the distinguished name exactly, for example, uid for prefix and ou=dsxusers,dc=ibm,dc=com for suffix, for the setup to succeed.

Tip: To save time from approving LDAP users, you can select Auto-Signup to automatically approve all LDAP user sign-up requests. However, if the number of new users exceeds DSX Local's configured maximum user capacity, sign-ups will be blocked.

To verify that your LDAP connection works, type in an existing LDAP user in the Username for testing and Password for testing fields, then click the Test LDAP button.

When finished, click the Set up LDAP button. If the LDAP setup succeeds, DSX Local no longer displays password fields whenever you sign up a new user in the admin dashboard. Because the DSX user records are stored in the external LDAP server, only the LDAP administrator can perform user management tasks like password resets and changes. Otherwise, a DSX administrator can edit the user's password from the User Management page.

Note that after LDAP is enabled, both local and LDAP users can sign in, but only LDAP users can be added.