The User page displays the list of all the users added in the device.

Users are identified by an IP Address or a Username and assigned to a user group. All the users in a group inherit the policies defined for that group.

Media Access Control (MAC) Address is a unique identifier (hardware address) assigned to a host by the manufacturer for identification and is intended to be immutable. MAC Addresses are 48 bit values that are expressed in 6 byte hex-notation separated by colon for example 01:23:45:67:89:AB.

To improve the security of your network and provide spoofing protection, you can enable User-MAC Address binding. By binding User to MAC Address, you are mapping user with a group of MAC Addresses. It means a user would be able to login through a group of pre-specified machines only making it more difficult for a hacker using random MAC Addresses or spoofing a MAC Address to gain access to your network.

User types

Device supports five types of Users:
  • Normal
  • Clientless
  • Single Sign on
  • Thin Client User
  • WWAN User

Normal User has to logon to the device. Requires client (client.exe) on the User machine or user can use HTTP Client component and all the policy-based restriction are applied.

Clientless does not require client component (client.exe) on the User machines.

Users are automatically logged to the device if Single sign on settings are configured.

Use the given decision matrix below to choose which type of the user should be created.

Table 1. Decision matrix for adding a User
Feature Normal User Clientless User Single Sign On User
User Login required Yes No No
Type of Group
Normal Yes No Yes
Clientless No Yes No
Apply Login restriction Yes Yes Yes
Apply Surfing Quota policy Yes No Yes
Apply Access Time policy Yes No Yes
Apply Traffic Shaping policy Yes Yes Yes
Apply Web Filter Policy Yes Yes Yes
Apply Application Group policy Yes Yes Yes
Apply Network Traffic policy Yes No Yes
You can filter the list of user's Name, Username, Group, Web and Application Filter policy applied to the user, and date on which users were added.
Note You can also view and manage live users on the Monitor and Analyze > Current Activity > Live Users page.(Only at appliance level)