Product Documentation

Configure console users and licensing alerts

May 22, 2017

The License Administration Console can use License Administration users, local Windows users and groups, and Active Directory users and groups. The Citrix Licensing Manager can use local Windows users and groups and Active Directory users and groups. The License Administration Console manages them all. These users are not connected to the computer local users.

The Active Directory users and groups are part of an Active Directory/network authentication system. To support them, ensure that the Windows License Server is a member of a Microsoft Active Directory domain and running the License Administration Console. Windows NT domains are not supported.

Note

The License Server VPX does not support Active Directory or the Citrix Licensing Manager.

Users are configured with local roles. All users are created as administrators and can:

  • View the Dashboard for license activity and alerts.
  • Change their own password. Active Directory users and groups do not have passwords associated with them. They contact Active Directory to be authorized and follow standard Active Directory user password policies.
  • Select a console display language.
  • Change their own password.
  • Select a console display language.
  • View system information.
  • Add and remove users and expire their passwords. You can expire passwords for local users only.
  • Configure alerts.
  • Configure the license server.
  • Configure the vendor daemon.
  • Stop the license server after you change it.
  • Configure the administration console.
  • Configure, and add licenses with, the Citrix Licensing Manager.

Administrators must type user name and password when opening the Administration area. Settings in Server Configuration allow you to secure the Dashboard by optionally requiring users to log on. If Password Protected Dashboard is enabled, all users accessing the License Administration Console must log on.

What types of accounts are added at installation

A default administrator account is created during installation of the License Administration Console. Use the administrator account to first log on to the console and then configure more users.

During installation of the License Administration Console, accounts are added based on machine membership. For workgroup machine installations, computer\InstallUser and BUILTIN\Administrators are added. For Active Directory installations, domain\InstallUser and BUILTIN\Administrators are added. You can remove any of these accounts after installation, but ensure that there is at least one administrator.

Add locally managed users

  1. Click Administration and then the User Configuration tab.
  2. Click New Users.
  3. Select Locally Managed Admin from the drop-down menu.
  4. Type information based on the Role chosen. Required fields are identified with an asterisk (*).
    • User names are case-sensitive and cannot contain a backslash (\).
  5. Optionally select the User must change password on next logon check box to force the user to create a password.

Add local Windows users and domain users and groups

  1. Click Administration and then the User Configuration tab.
    1. If you are adding domain users or groups, click Domain Users/groups.
  2. Click New Users.
  3. Select a role from the drop-down menu.
  4. Type information based on the Role chosen. Required fields are identified with an asterisk (*).
    • Users and groups must be created as domain\user (domain can refer to a machine name) or domain\group.
    • Local Windows users must be created as computer\user.
    • For domain users, names are converted to upper case and stored. An upper case domain user name (for example, TEST\HARVEY) can coexist with a lower case local user name (for example, test\harvey). An upper case domain user cannot coexist with an upper case local user name.

Change a user password for locally added users

  1. On the User Configuration page, click Edit in the line containing the user record.
  2. Type and confirm the new password.
  3. Optionally select the User must change password on next logon check box to force the user to change the new password.

Configure licensing alerts

Alerts display on the Dashboard and are classified as critical or important. Administrators can select which alerts appear on the Dashboard and set the thresholds that trigger them.

  1. In the top right corner of the console, click Administration and select the Alert Configuration tab.
  2. Select the alerts you want to display on the Dashboard, and for the important alerts determine the threshold to trigger the alert.
  3. Click Save.
  4. By default, Subscription Advantage membership alerts are also displayed on the Dashboard. To turn on or off these alerts:
    1. Click Vendor Daemon Configuration.
    2. Select the Citrix vendor daemon.
    3. Select or clear Enable Subscription Advantage membership expiration alerts for this vendor daemon.