User Security Overview
User Security consists of the platforms which protect our users, endpoints, and their online activity to more efficiently correlate threats. As users are increasingly logging in to networks through their personal devices, securing personal devices are as important as securing company owned devices.
For more information on Users and Security, see Configure End Users in System Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Manage Security in Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
Assign end users to Access Control Groups associated to Roles to manage User Access in Unified Communications Manager.
Access Control essentially allows the right people to access your network while simultaneously blocking those people who shouldn't be. Access Control refers to the visibility of who and what is accessing your network. It ensures that the right people are using the right devices, to access the right resources. Access Control regulates the spread of information and prevents unwanted visitors gaining access to your data.
Roles and Access Control Groups provide multiple levels of security to Unified Communications Manager. Each role defines a set of permissions for a specific resource within Unified Communications Manager. End Users get access permissions defined by the role when you assign roles and then assign end users to an access control group.
Upon installation, Unified Communications Manager comes with predefined default roles assigned to predefined default access control groups. You can assign end users to the default access control groups, or you can customize access settings by setting up new access control groups and roles.
For more information on Users and Access Control, see Configure End Users in System Configuration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Manage Users in Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.
Use SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) to access a defined set of Cisco applications after signing into one of those applications. SAML describes the exchange of security-related information between trusted business partners. It's an authentication protocol used by service providers (such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager) to authenticate a user. With SAML, an identity provider and a service provider exchanges security authentication information. This feature provides secure mechanisms to use common credentials and relevant information across various applications. For more information on Identity management, see Manage SAML Single Sign-On in Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.