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What is IAM?

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service that helps you securely control access to your VECTR resources. You use IAM to control who is authenticated (signed in) and authorized (has permissions) to use resources.

VECTR 6.x Users

IAM is a new feature that was introduced in VECTR 7. With IAM, VECTR no longer uses the three user roles from previous versions, instead a more flexible group and policy based system is provided. If you are currently a VECTR 6.x user, please view the table below to see how v6.x based roles are transitioned into the new IAM system:

Role Name
(v6.x and earlier)
IAM Group Name (v7.x) Notes
Admin Admins The Admins group has full access to VECTR, including IAM and viewing event logs.
User Editor The Editor group has read/write/update access to all environments as before.
Viewer ReadOnly The ReadOnly group has read access to all environments as before.


The IAM groups listed in the table above are the default groups that ship with VECTR 7. You can modify or delete default groups at any time.

Default Root User

When VECTR is setup for the first time, a default user is created that has complete access to all resources. This identity is called the default root user and is accessed by signing in with the following default credentials:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: 11_ThisIsTheFirstPassword_11


We strongly recommend changing the root user's password and enabling MFA. Store the MFA recovery codes securely. If you lose your MFA device or recovery codes, the root user will be locked out.