As many software applications do, WhatsUp Gold utilizes user accounts. These user accounts are a crucial part of the application as they help define a person's role on the network, and manage how they move throughout the application.
There are two default WhatsUp Gold user accounts:
As needed, the WhatsUp Gold Administrator can create additional user accounts. There is no limit to the number of WhatsUp Gold user accounts allowed on the system, though there may be an added amount of maintenance to a larger number of user accounts. For example, as the network changes, and group permissions need altering, the Administrator needs to check each user account to make sure it is viewing and editing only what is should be.
Administrators should think carefully of the User Rights they enable for each user account. He or she should also consider whether they allow other users to create additional user accounts by enabling the Manage Users right. If multiple user accounts are given permission to create and delete user accounts, confusion could surface as a results. Open communication between all user accounts with the Manage Users right is crucial to a smooth network monitoring operation.