Step 1: First-Time Sign In
As part of the installation process, we recommend logging in using the default
If you have not already done so, sign in for the first time, opt in or out of usage statistics data collection, and change the
admin account password to a secure one (see First-time sign in and data choices).
This section describes how to create a personal user account.
We recommend that you do not use the default
admin user account for day-to-day activities, but instead create specific users with the Admin role and other permissions, as appropriate.
This helps to keep track of who has performed tasks (for example, clearing alarms or creating notifications), set up personalized notification workflows, and group users into teams to help delegate areas of responsibility.
For additional information on user management, including user groups, user configuration, and security roles, see User Management in the Deep Dive section.
For the purpose of this Quick Start guide, create one new user account for yourself, assign it the Admin role, and configure your email address and any other relevant contact information. You will need this account for the next step in this guide.
Follow these steps to create your user account:
Click the gear symbol at the top-right of the screen.
Under OpenNMS System, click Configure Users, Groups and On-Call Roles.
On the Users and Groups page, click Configure Users.
Click Add New User.
Specify a user ID and password, confirm the password, and click OK.
Enter your information:
In the User Information section, type your name in the Full Name box.
In the Security Roles section, select
ROLE_ADMINin the Available Roles list and click Add >>.
(Optional) Add other security roles.
In the Notification Information section, type your email address in the Email box.
(Optional) Add other contact information (for example, a mobile phone number) as desired.
Click Finish at the bottom of the screen to create the account.
Do not delete the default
rtc user accounts.
rtc user account is used for the communication of the Real-Time Console on the start page to calculate the node and service availability.
You should still change the password of the
admin user to be more secure.