This article will be going over how to add a Local User using a profile that will be added to a policy. This allows you to have a standard or admin user on every device in the policy this profile is applied to.
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Addigy Profiles give you the power to create and maintain users across an entire organization or a single device. This can be especially useful in setting up and maintaining an administrative account for an IT department or MSP.
Let's walk through the steps of creating an IT Administrator account and deploying it to machines.
First, create a new Profile in your Policies Catalog.
You can do this by going to Policies -> Catalog -> Profiles and then click Add Profile+.
Give your new profile a relevant name that describes it's contents or usage and then click Create.
Next, select the Users section and click Enable users for this profile.
Add the desired settings for your user account. Make sure the Admin checkbox is selected if you desire the account to have Admin and sudo rights. Click Save, then Review Changes.
Please note: If this profile is removed from the policy, or the device, the user created by the profile will NOT be removed on the device.
Important: if this Profile is added to a device where the username already exists, then the password of the user will be updated match the password you entered here.
Review the changes to this profile. All pending changes will be highlighted in purple. Click "Confirm" if the changes are correct.
There are now two options for deploying the Profile:
1. To a group of machines by Adding the Profile to a Policy.
2. To a single machine through GoLive.