Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure 1.0
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Managing Account via Linux Console

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure allows you to use the Linux console to manage backup administrator accounts.

Adding Users

The following is an example of adding a new $USERNAME user to the VEEAM_ADMINS group.

$ sudo useradd --no-create-home --shell /usr/sbin/nologin --groups VEEAM_ADMINS $USERNAME

Setting Passwords

The following is an example of setting a new password for the $USERNAME user.

$ sudo passwd $USERNAME

Updating Description

The following is an example of adding a description for the $USERNAME user.

$ sudo usermod --comment "User description" $USERNAME

Removing Users

The following is an example of removing a $USERNAME user from the VEEAM_ADMINS group,

$ sudo userdel $USERNAME

Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication

The following is an example of enabling milti-factor authentication (MFA) for the $USERNAME user.

$ sudo mkdir -p /var/unencrypted-home/$USERNAME/google-auth/

$ sudo google-authenticator --time-based --disallow-reuse --force --label=BlueGhost --issuer=BlueGhost --qr-mode=UTF8 --rate-limit=3 --rate-time=60 --secret=/var/unencrypted-home/$USERNAME/google-auth/.google_authenticator --window-size=3 --emergency-codes=5

$ sudo chown -R veeamazure:veeamazure /var/unencrypted-home/$USERNAME/google-auth/.google_authenticator

$ sudo chmod 600 /var/unencrypted-home/$USERNAME/google-auth/.google_authenticator

$ sudo gpasswd --add $USERNAME VEEAM_MFA

Disabling Multi-Factor Authentication

The following is an example of disabling milti-factor authentication (MFA) for the $USERNAME user.

$ sudo gpasswd --delete $USERNAME VEEAM_MFA

$ sudo rm -f /var/unencrypted-home/$USERNAME/google-auth/.google_authenticator

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