Administrators tab

The window for this tab is divided into 3 sections:

  • A taskbar (top): displays the various possible operations that can be performed (Add an administrator, Delete, Copy privileges etc.).
  • The list of users and user groups identified as admin (left).
  • The table of administrator privileges (right).

For the purpose of compliance with the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), it is now possible to define an administrator with read and write privileges on the firewall but who cannot view private data stored in logs.

Nonetheless, the administrator in question can still request and obtain access privileges to such data by entering an authorization code given by his supervisor. This code is valid for a limited period defined at the moment of its creation.

Once the administrator's task is complete, he can release this privilege.

Interactive features

Some operations listed in the section Possible operations can be performed by right-clicking on the table of administrators:

  • Add an administrator,
  • Delete (an administrator),
  • Copy privileges,
  • Paste privileges,
  • Grant all privileges.

Possible operations

You will be able to create your table of administrators from your LDAP database as well as their respective privileges.

Adding an administrator

Administrator without any privileges

This type of administrator has all the basic privileges such as access to the Dashboard and to the following modules:

  • License,
  • Maintenance,
  • Active Update,
  • High availability (and its wizard),
  • CLI console,
  • Network,
  • Routing,
  • Dynamic DNS,
  • DHCP,
  • DNS cache proxy,
  • Objects,
  • URL categories (and their groups),
  • Certificates and PKI,
  • Authentication (and its wizard),
  • URL filtering,
  • SSL filtering,
  • SMTP filtering,
  • Applications and protections,
  • Inspection profiles,
  • Antivirus,
  • Antispam,
  • Block messages,
  • Preferences.

The module Vulnerability management can only be accessed with write privileges.

Administrator with read-only access

This type of administrator has the same basic access privileges as the administrator “without privileges” with the following additional privileges: reading of SNMP logs, E-mail alerts, System events as well as reading privileges for Filtering and VPN.

Administrator with all privileges

This type of administrator has access to all modules except the Administrators and Admin account tabs in the Administrators module.

There can only be one “superadministrator” with the following characteristics:

  • The only administrator authorized to log in via the local console on Stormshield Network appliances, and only during the installation of the firewall or for maintenance operations outside of normal production use.
  • In charge of defining the profiles of other administrators,
  • Full access to the premises on which the firewall appliances are stored, and all operations are performed under this administrator's supervision.

Administrator for temporary accounts This type of administrator can only manage temporary accounts defined on the firewall (creating, modifying and deleting).
Administrator with access to private data This type of administrator can access all logs by clicking on Logs: limited access in order to enable the Logs: full access privilege without having to enter an access code to view private data.
Administrator without access to private data Such administrators can access all logs that do not contain private data. To enable the Logs: full access privilege, he must click on Logs: limited access and enter the access code given to him in order to access private data.

Once you have imported your administrator, he will appear in the list “User-user group” to the left of the screen.
The following operations can be performed on this administrator:

Delete Select the administrator to be removed from the list and click on Delete.
Move up Places the administrator above the administrator before him in the list.
Move down Places the administrator below the administrator after him in the list.
Copy privileges Select the administrator whose privileges you wish to copy and click on this button.
Paste privileges Select the administrator to whom you wish to assign the same privileges as the administrator from whom the privileges have been copied and click on this button.
Grant all privileges Regardless of the privileges assigned to the selected administrator, by clicking on this button.

Table of privileges

Your interface is in “simple view” by default. The table displays 5 columns, which represent 5 categories of privileges to which an administrator may or may not be affiliated: System, Network, Users, Firewall and Monitoring.

The icons in the table mean:

  •  : All privileges have been assigned.
  •  : All privileges have not been assigned.
  •  : Some of the privileges have been assigned.

By switching to “advanced view” using the icons or (depending on the length of your screen), the table will display the details of the privileges by category. To find out the exact privileges corresponding to each column, see the bubble that appears when the mouse passes over each column header.

If you are at the top of the System column, you will see the access privileges it includes, in this case, “Maintenance” and “Objects”.

Double-clicking on the represented icons changes the status of privileges (from “assigned” to “not assigned” for example).
Double-clicking on this icon will assign the privileges, and this icon will be displayed instead.

Any changes made to an administrator's permissions will only be applied the next time this administrator logs on. If you wish to apply a modification immediately, you will need to force the disconnection of the administrator in question (for example using the CLI command: monitor flush user).


The privileges that can be assigned in simple view are:

Privileges in simple view

NameDescriptionPrivileges assigned
System Permissions to perform maintenance operations (backups, restorations, updates, Firewall shutdown and reboot, antivirus update, modification of antivirus update frequency and RAID-related actions in Stormshield Network Real-Time Monitor).
Permission to modify Object database 
modify, base, maintenance, object 
Network Permission to modify filter policy configuration and routing configuration (default route, static routes and trusted networks)modify, base, filter, route
UsersPermission to modify users and PKImodify, base, user, pki
FirewallPermission to modify VPN configuration, intrusion prevention (IPS) configuration and vulnerability managementmodify, base, vpn, asq, pvm
Monitoring Permission to modify log logs and configuration from Stormshield Network Real-Time Monitor modify, base, log, maintenance
Temporary accountsPermission to manage temporary accounts for the "Temporary accounts" authentication policymodify, base, voucher

Privileges in advanced view

Name Description


Privileges assigned
Logs (R) Log consultation


base, log_read
Filter (R) Filter policy consultation


base, filter_read
VPN (R)VPN configuration consultation


base, vpn_read
Access to private data (L)Permission to view logs containing private data base, log_read, report_read, privacy_read
Logs (W) Permission to modify log configuration


modify, base, log
Filter (W) Permission to modify filter policy configuration


modify, base, filter
VPN (W)Permission to modify VPN configuration


modify, base, vpn
Management of access to private dataPermission to create tickets for ad hoc requests for access to private data in logs. base, log_read, modify, privacy, privacy_read, report_read
PKIPermission to modify PKI


modify, base, pki
Monitoring Permission to modify the configuration from Stormshield Network Real-Time Monitor


modify, base, mon_write
Content filtering Permission for URL filtering, Mail, SSL and antivirus management


modify, base, contentfilter
ObjectsPermission to modify the object database 


modify, base, object 
UsersPermission to modify users


modify, base, user


Permission to modify network configuration (interfaces, bridges, dialups, VLANs and dynamic DNS configuration)


modify, base, network
RoutingPermission to modify routing (default route, static routes and trusted networks)


modify, base, route
MaintenancePermission to perform maintenance operations (backups, restorations, updates, firewall shutdown and reboot, antivirus update, modification of antivirus update frequency, high availability configuration and RAID-related operations in Real-Time Monitor)


modify, base, maintenance
Temporary accountsPermission to manage temporary accounts (Users > Temporary accounts module) modify, base, voucher
Intrusion preventionPermission to modify Intrusion prevention (IPS) configuration


modify, base, asq
Vulnerability ManagerPermission to modify vulnerability management configuration (Stormshield Network Vulnerability Manager)


modify, base, pvm 
Objects (global)Permission to access global objects


modify, base, globalobject
Filter (global)Permission to access the global filter policy


modify, base, globalfilter
Activity Reports (W)Permission to modify Stormshield Network Activity Reports


base, report_read
Activity Reports (R)Permission to access Stormshield Network Activity Reports


modify, base, report, report_read
Access to TPMWhen the firewall is equipped with a TPM (Trusted Platform Module), this permission makes it possible to initialize the TPM and perform operations on data protected by this TPM (certificates, keys, etc). modify, base, tpm

The base privilege is assigned to all users systematically. With this privilege, the administrator can read the whole configuration except filtering, VPN, logs and content filtering.

The modify privilege is assigned to users who have write privileges.

The user who has logged on as admin will obtain the admin privilege. This is the only privilege that lets the administrator add or remove administration privileges for other users.