[KB7068] Add Privileged users to macOS/Linux Desktop clients using ESET Security Management Center

Issue

  • Allow or prevent certain users from accessing important settings in ESET Endpoint Antivirus/Security for macOS and ESETNOD32 Antivirus BusinessEdition for Linux Desktop

What is a Privileged user?

The Privileged users list is similar to password protection; removing a user from this list will deny them access to configuration settings in ESET Endpoint Antivirus/Security for macOS and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for Linux clients.

Details

Privileged users in ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac OS X are users with permission to modify the program’s settings. The Privileged users setting keeps unauthorized users from changing the configuration and maintains maximum protection, in accordance with your settings. You can set Privileged users during installation or add them later in the program settings.

Solution

You can set Privileged users during installation, add them later in the program settings, or define them from the ESET Security Management Center (ESMC) Web Console. To add Privileged users using ESMC, follow the steps below:

  1. Openthe ESETSecurityManagement Center Web Console (ESMC Web Console) in your web browser and log in.
  1. Click Policies New Policy.

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  2. In Basic, type a policy name.

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  3. ClickSettings, select the product ESET Endpoint for macOS (OS X) and Linux, click Tools →PrivilegesEdit next to Privileged users.

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  4. Click Add.

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  5. Type a name of the user who will be set as a privileged user and click OK. Optionally, click Enter multiple values to add more users.

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  6. Click Save.

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  7. Click Assign Assign and select the computer(s) where the policy will be applied and click OK. Click Finish and the policy will be applied to the selected computer(s).

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  8. On the client machine, only usersspecified in the policy willbe able to edit the settings of the installed ESET security software.

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