User Profile


The User Profiles section on NSX Advanced Load Balancer is used to control a user access to NSX Advanced Load Balancer. You can configure and control different attributes related to the user account. By default, there are two user profiles available.

  1. Default-User-Account-Profile
  2. No-Lockout-User-Account-Profile

This article describes the creation of a user profile in NSX Advanced Load Balancer.

Managing User Profiles

The User Profiles screen lists down all the user accounts created.

To view User Profiles,

  1. Navigate to Administration > Accounts > User Profiles. User Profile-table
  2. From this screen, Create new user profiles, edit or Delete existing user profiles, as required.

Creating a User Profile

To create a new user profile,

  1. From the User Profiles screen, click Create. You can view the New User Profile screen.

  2. Enter a Name.

  3. Under Max Password History Count enter the maximum number of passwords to be maintained in the password history.

  4. Under Max Login Failure Count, enter the maximum number of login attempts before lockout, between the range 3 to 20. Enter 0 to allow unlimited number of login attempts.

  5. Enter the Account Lock Timeout period in minutes.

  6. Under Login Failure Count Expiry Window, enter the time (in minutes) within which only login_failure_attempts from the past will be considered for account lockout. Set this to 0 if you do not want to do a time-based account lockout and consider all failed login attempts irrespective of time frame.

  7. Enter the maximum number of concurrent sessions allowed.

  8. Under Credentials Timeout Threshold in days, after which the credentials are invalid.

    The New User Profile screen is as shown below: User Profile-table

  9. Click Save.

To completely avoid the risk of your account getting locked, you can use the No-Lockout-User-Account-Profile. By default, this user profile has Max login Failure Count and Login Failure Count Expiry Window set to 0.

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