15.2 Manage Users


MySQL Enterprise Monitor is available as part of the MySQL Enterprise subscription, learn more at http://www.mysql.com/products/.

The Manage Users panel lets you create, delete and manage individual users that have access to MySQL Enterprise Service Manager.

Figure 15.7 MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface: Manage Users

MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface: Manage Users

A user account is required to log into the MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface. There are four types of users with varying privileges:

The Administrator defined during installation as having the root role is unique; this user cannot be deleted.

If you are logged in as an Administrator, you can add a new user by choosing the Manage Users link from the Settings tab. To create a user click the create user button, select a role for the user, and enter a user name and password.

When a new user first logs in, a dialog box opens requesting time zone and locale information. To change this information later, use the User Preferences tab. For more information, see Section 15.4, “User Preferences”.

If you installed the Advisors through the MySQL Enterprise Monitor User Interface, you have probably configured the settings for the root role user already. (See Section 15.1, “Global Settings” and following for more information about this topic.)


To receive support-related updates, configure the My Oracle Support (MOS) credentials for at least one user. These settings were set up on the first login to the Monitor UI. For information on changing these settings, see Section 15.1, “Global Settings”.

To edit an existing user's information, select the Manage Users link, then select the user to edit. Make your desired changes in the fields provided, then save the changes.

Users can be authenticated either using an internal authentication system, which stores the user, password and role information within MySQL Enterprise Monitor, or you can opt to use an external LDAP service. To use the LDAP service, you still create each user, and then select the Authenticate this user using LDAP checkbox within the Edit User window. The username entered is authenticated against the configured LDAP server. For more information on configuring the LDAP server to be used, see LDAP Authentication.

To delete an existing user, click the delete link next to the user to delete.