Add users - AWS Elemental Live

Add users

When you enable local authentication on the node, users must enter valid credentials to access the node. This section describes how to create users. For information about user authentication, see User authentication reference.


If you enabled PAM authentication, your users are maintained in the LDAP server. You can manage the roles through the node, as described in Create new user roles, but you don't add the users to the node.

To add users

  1. Log in to the AWS Elemental Live web interface using the REST API administrator credentials that you created when you enabled authentication.

  2. Hover over Settings and choose Users.

  3. On the Users screen, choose New User.

  4. Complete all fields and choose Create. Some notes:

    • Expires: If selected, the user name automatically expires after the specified period of time.

    • Force Password Reset: If checked, the users must reset their passwords the first time they log in.

    • Role: Select a role. The available options are Admin, Manager, User, Viewer. For information about the actions allowed with each role, see the following section User roles.

  5. If your organization uses the REST API, make sure to tell each user to choose Settings > User Profile to make note of their personal API key. Users have a different key for each node that they can access.

    This API key is randomly generated when the user is created. You can't manually set the API key.

User roles

Node access is defined by the role assigned to the user. This section describes the actions that each user role can perform.

  • Viewer

    • Read-only access to AWS Elemental Live

  • Operator

    • Same access as Viewer

    • Control the state of a event (cancel, archive, etc)

  • Manager

    • Same access as Viewer

    • Same access as Operator

    • Create and edit events

    • Create and edit presets

    • Create and edit profiles

    • Create and edit watch folders

  • Administrator

    • Access to the entire AWS Elemental Live system, including all of the access provided by the other roles