Logging on as administrator for the first time

After the portal is installed, the portal administrator should log on and perform initial configuration.

The initial logon must be performed by a user from the BLAdmins role in BMC Server Automation using their existing BMC Server Automation credentials. Typically, this user is BLAdmin (or a user belonging to a role granted permissions equivalent to BLAdmins). The BLAdmins role is configured to be the default portal security group for portal administrators. 

After logging on the first time, the BLAdmin user can access all portal administration features. BLAdmin can:

Users that are members of the portal administration group have access to the Administration tab, which provides access to administrative functions for the portal. 

To log on as administrator

  1. Using any supported browser, access this URL:

    http://server_name:portal_port

    or

    https://server_name:portal_port

    server_name is the fully qualified name of the server hosting BladeLogic Portal
    portal_port is the port used to communicate with BladeLogic Portal. The default value for an HTTP port is 8080. The default for HTTPS is 8443.
  2. For Login and Password, enter the ID and password for the user belonging to the BLAdmins role.

    Note

    If you are using domain authentication and your organization has not defined a default domain, the user ID you enter must include domain information. Enter the domain using the following format:

    AdminName@sub1.dev.mycompany.com

    where sub1.dev.mycompany.com is a fully qualified domain name.

  3. Click Advanced Options.
    Additional options appear.

  4. If multiple sites are enabled, for Site, select the site to which you want to connect. 
    A site is an installation of a BMC Server Automation Application Server.
  5. For Authentication Method, select one of the following approaches to authentication:
    • Secure Remote Password—Users authenticate against a registry of authorized users maintained in the central BMC Server Automation Application Server's database. User information is derived from the RBAC utility in the BMC Server Automation. For more details, see Secure remote password authentication in the documentation for BMC Server Automation.
    • Domain Authentication—Users authenticate by providing a name, domain, and password. For more details, see Domain authentication in the documentation for BMC Server Automation.
    • RSA SecurID—Users authenticate by providing a user name and passcode. The passcode consists of a PIN and the current token code, which is obtained from an RSA SecurID token. For more details, see RSA SecurID authentication in the documentation for BMC Server Automation.
    • LDAP Authentication—Users authenticate by providing an LDAP distinguished name and password. For more details, see Lightweight Directory Access Protocol authentication in the documentation for BMC Server Automation.
  6. Click Sign In.

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