Creating a setup user account for installation

You'll need to create an account to use when you create the audit installation, set up audit stores, and so forth. This account needs to have the following permissions:

  • Active Directory:
    • Permission to create serviceConnectionPoint objects on the container or organizational unit you select for publishing installation information
  • SQL Server:
    • Be a member of the system administrator (sa) fixed server role

This user account needs these permissions for the initial installation and some maintenance tasks. It's a good practice to add this account to your Centrify-admins security group, as mentioned in Creating security groups for auditing.