Limiting access to the WhatsUp Gold Administration Console

The Administration Console Windows application (WhatsUp Gold Console) does not log user actions and it does not enforce device group access rights. Users accessing the Administration Console can perform operations including setting web user passwords, ping, and traceroute operations on any device regardless of its device group associations.

Ipswitch recommends limiting use of the Administration Console to only trusted administrators such as the default Admin account, or to initial WhatsUp Gold configuration procedures like setting FIPS mode and ongoing (but occasional) procedures like WhatsUp Gold backup and restore operations.

To block access for most users:

See Also

Security Guidelines

Security guidelines overview

Security best practices

Limiting Access to the WhatsUp Gold Tools and Utilities

Issuing User Rights and Device Access Rights conservatively

Monitoring WhatsUp Gold health and disk usage to prevent data loss

Set the WhatsUp Gold server platform to use FIPS cryptography

Using WhatsUp Gold password management