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 -> Add Profile.

Give your new profile a relevant name that describes it's contents or usage.

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.

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: to a group of machines through a Policy or to a single machine through GoLive.

To deploy this across multiple machines through a Policy, navigate to the desired Policy's Profile section and click Add Profile next to the Profile you created.

Make sure you Deploy Changes for this Policy or your Profile will not be pushed out to machines.

To deploy your Policy to an individual device click the GoLive icon next to the device in the Devices table. If you have many devices, filtering the Devices table can help you find a specific device much faster.

Here's our Knowledgebase article on filtering devices: Filtering & Sorting Your Portfolio of Machines

Navigate to the Deployments -> Profiles section of GoLive.

Find the User Profile you'd like to deploy to this machine, and click Deploy.