Application Delivery Management

Users in NetScaler Console

You can create user accounts locally on NetScaler Console to supplement the users on authentication servers. For example, you might want to create local user accounts for temporary users, such as consultants or visitors, without creating an entry for those users on the authentication server.

For more information on configuring users, see Configure Users.


If the users are on Active Directory, ensure that the group name in NetScaler Console is same as the one for the Active Directory group on the external server.

User Groups in NetScaler Console

NetScaler Console allows you to authenticate and authorize your users by creating groups and adding the users to the groups. A group can have either “admin” or “read-only” permissions and all users in that group will receive equal permissions.

In NetScaler Console:

  • A group is defined as a collection of users having similar permissions

  • A group can have one or multiple roles

  • A user is defined as an entity that can have access based on the permissions assigned

  • A user can belong to one or more groups

You can create local groups in NetScaler Console and use local authentication for the users in the groups. If you are using external servers for authentication, configure the groups on NetScaler Console to match the groups configured on authentication servers in the internal network. When a user logs on and is authenticated, if a group name matches a group on an authentication server, the user inherits the settings for the group on NetScaler Console. If you are using local authentication, create users and add them to groups configured on NetScaler Console. The users then inherit the settings for those groups.

For more information on configuring groups and assigning group permissions, see Configure Groups.

Users in NetScaler Console