McAPI User

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM) CA Privileged Access Manager - Cloakware Password Authority (PA) PAM SAFENET LUNA HSM CA Privileged Access Manager - Server Control (PAMSC)

Issue/Introduction

What is the McAPI User account used for in CA PAM v3.3?

Environment

Release : 3.3.x

Component : PRIVILEGED ACCESS MANAGEMENT

Resolution

The MCApiUser is an Internal user for collecting data for PAM Management Console.

The Privileged Access Manager Management Console is an additional licensed solution for customers who are administering large cluster deployments or sets of clusters. The Management Console helps alleviate the management burden of large installations, for Managed Service Providers and other distributed deployments.

To understand all the feature of our PAM Management Console -> please consult our documentation on it:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-privileged-access-management/privileged-access-manager/3-3-2/administrating/management-console.html

With the said, the MCApiUser is the user that is used to integrate your PAM Environments with is additional feature. This is documented in the following location:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-privileged-access-management/privileged-access-manager/3-3-2/administrating/management-console/integrate-with-the-management-console.html

Finally to see if you are licensed for the CA PAM Management Console Capability, please go into the PAM UI >> Configuration >> Licensing >> Here you will see if it is enabled or disabled.