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The User Filtering Parameter

User filtering allows you to reduce the amount of information received from Linux Clients by defining computer users whose data will be skipped during monitoring. User filtering affects both primary and secondary users.

User filtering can be performed in one of the following three states by selecting the option required in the Filter State drop-down list (on the Editing Client / Editing Client Group page, on the User Filtering tab, in the User Filtering section):

• Disabled: The activity of all users is monitored.

• Monitor only the activity of selected users: Only the activity of predefined users is monitored. Information on the activity of all other users is skipped.

• Monitor the activity of all users except: The activity of all users except the predefined ones is monitored. This mode allows you to skip information about the activity of specific users (e.g. the administrator).

You can define user names for filtering by entering them manually, or by clicking the Add Users button and then searching for and selecting users from the list in the pop-up window that opens. Only those users whose activities have already been monitored are listed. Select the user names to be added, and then click the Add button. When you enter user names manually, they must be separated by commas, semicolons, or new line characters. You can also use the asterisk character as a name mask. Please note that user names are case sensitive.

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