Chapter 4. User Management

We now have a working Cacti installation which also has some nice graphs to show, so let's now add some users to our Cacti installation.

In this chapter we are going to:

  • Add new users
  • Set up Realms and Graph permissions for a user
  • Create a template user
  • Integrate LDAP/Active Directory authentication
  • Manage users with the Cacti CLI

So let's get started….

An introduction to Cacti user management

Cacti integrates a granular user management approach, which lets administrators define access and permissions to trees, hosts, or single graphs. This section will provide you with some detailed information about user management.


Generally speaking, users within Cacti can be divided into three different groups:

  • Guest/anonymous users ...

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