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11 Users and user groups


All users in Zabbix access the Zabbix application through the web-based frontend. Each user is assigned a unique login name and a password.

All user passwords are encrypted and stored in the Zabbix database. Users cannot use their user id and password to log directly into the UNIX server unless they have also been set up accordingly to UNIX. Communication between the web server and the user browser can be protected using SSL.

With a flexible user permission schema you can restrict and differentiate access to:

  • administrative Zabbix frontend functions
  • monitored hosts in hostgroups

The initial Zabbix installation has two predefined users - 'Admin' and 'guest'. The 'guest' user is disabled by default, but may be used for unauthenticated users to access some frontend pages without logging in. Proceed to configuring a user in Zabbix.