User (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: July 31, 2012

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click System administration > Common > Users > Users. Then click the User button.

Use this form to enter information for a Microsoft Dynamics AX user.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




View or enter basic information about the selected user.

User's roles

View or modify the roles assigned to the selected user.



Add organizations

Open the Organizations for the user form to grant access to specific organizations for the selected user in the selected role.


Save changes to the current user and clear the form to create a new user.


Open the Active Directory Import Wizard to import user records from Active Directory.


Open the Options form to set up individual options for the selected user, such as default user interface settings and preferred time zone.


Open the User relations form to set up employees, vendors, and customers as web users so that they can access an Enterprise Portal website.


Open the User log form to view the selected user's logon history and user information.

Online time

View a report of the selected user's time that was spent working in Microsoft Dynamics AX.



Assign roles

Open the Assign roles to user form to specify the roles to assign to the selected user.


Delete the selected role assignment for the user. If you do not select a role assignment, all role assignments will be deleted.

Edit role

Open the Roles form to modify the permissions for the selected role.

Assign users

Open the Assign users to roles form to assign multiple users to multiple roles.



User ID

Identification for the user in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

User name

Optional name.

Network domain

The Active Directory domain that the user is associated with, if the user is authenticated by Active Directory.

If the user is authenticated by a claims-based authentication provider, this field displays the name of the trusted identity provider in SharePoint that authenticates the user.


Displays a network alias for Active Directory users. Displays an e-mail address for users that are not in Active Directory.

Account type

Indicates whether the user is authenticated by Active Directory or by a claims-based authentication provider.

For more information about claims-based authentication, see the Enterprise Portal documentation.

Default company

A company account that a user can access.


Indicates whether the user is allowed to log on to Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Caution noteCaution

To disable logon access for a Microsoft Dynamics AX user that is an Active Directory group, we recommend that you delete the Microsoft Dynamics AX user record for the group. When you only clear this check box for a group, the role assignments of the group remain in effect for individual Microsoft Dynamics AX users who belong to the group.

Current partition is default partition

Select this check box to set the partition that you are logged on to as the default partition for the new or selected user.

When you modify user settings, if the check box is already selected, you cannot clear it. Instead, you first must log on to the partition that you want to set as the new default partition for the user. Then modify the user settings, and select the check box.


Do not select. This option is automatically selected when a user is designated as a web user.

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).