Getting started with users

The concept of inviting a new user to join Absolute supports Absolute's Identity Provider (IdP) service as the default authentication method. Similar to other IdP tools in the market, such as Microsoft's Active Directory, users are no longer created in Absolute; they are invited to work with the Absolute console.

NOTE  For more information about working with users, review the training videos and interactions in the Learning Hub.

Accepting the invitation by creating a password

Users are invited to join Absolute, and these new users are assigned to various roles. Each user receives an email that provides them with a Create Password link. The link in the invitation email expires after 30 days.

When the invited user clicks the Create Password link in the email, a password setup page opens with instructions about password complexity, which includes a minimum of eight characters, at least two alphabetic characters, and at least one special character. The user must enter the password twice to verify its accuracy. With the password set, the user can log in to the Absolute console.

Users who wait for more than 30 days to click the email's Create Password link are notified that the invitation has expired. To send a new invitation email to the user, reinvite them.

About the System Administrator role

Each Absolute account needs to have a user who is assigned the System Administrator role. The System Administrator is the only role in Absolute that is assigned all permissions. This role can also assign other users to the System Administrator role, and create, and assign permissions to, custom roles. As a result, the user assigned to this role has a high degree of power.

If your account does not have a System Administrator, or your only System Administrator has left your organization, you need to promote a user to the System Administrator role.

Viewing users

The Users page in User Management provides details about all of the users set up in Absolute. You can sort on every column except the Role column. You can also search the list of users for one particular user.

Working with users

Depending on the roles that your user role can manage, you may be able to perform the following user-related tasks:

NOTE  For more information about working with users in the User Management area, review the training videos and interactions in the Learning Hub.