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The NIOS UI (also called Grid Manager) is the web interface that provides access to your appliance for network and IP address management. It provides a number of tools that you can use to effectively manage your appliance and IP address space.

You can log in to Grid Manager as long as you have permission to log in to the NIOS appliance. Superusers have unrestricted access to Grid Manager. Limited-access users require read-only or read-write permission to the data that they want to manage through Grid Manager. Grid Manager allows limited-access users to view and manage only the data for which they have permission. For example, to view IPv4 networks, you must have at least read-only permission to IPv4 networks, or to run a discovery, you must have read/write permission to the Network Discovery feature.

Note that superusers must configure admin groups and accounts in Grid Manager application of the NIOS appliance. In Grid Manager, superusers can set and change permissions for specific objects, such as IPv4 networks, IPv6 networks, and resource records. For information about user accounts and administrative permissions, see Managing Administrators.

Before you log in to Grid Manager, ensure that you have installed your NIOS appliance as described in the installation guide, or the user guide that was shipped with your products, and then configure your NIOS appliance accordingly. You must upload the CA certificate(s) that issued the client certificate to ensure a successful SSL/TLS connection to the appliance.

To log in to Grid Manager, complete the following:

  1. Open an Internet browser window and enter https://<IPaddress_or_hostname_of_your_NIOS_appliance>. Grid Manager login page appears. For information, see Supported Browsers.
  2. Enter your user name and password, and then click Login or press the ENTER key. The default user name is admin and the default password is infoblox. Note that if your password expired or was reset by a superuser, you may be required to enter a new password.
    • If you are a smart card user and two-factor authentication is enabled on the appliance, your user name, which is the same as your CN (common name) in the client certificate, appears automatically. Enter the password you use to log in to the user account. For information about two-factor authentication, see Authenticating Admins Using Two-Factor Authentication.
    • In NIOS 8.5.2 or later, for a Grid Master or a standalone vNIOS instance deployed on AWS, you are prompted to reset the password on the first login attempt. You must reset the default password as a security requirement.

      • To reset, enter a new password and confirm it. The minimum password length must be four characters. It must consist of at least one uppercase character, one lowercase character, one numeric character, and one symbol character. Example: Infoblox1!.
        If the symbol character is at the beginning of the password, then include the password within quotes (''). Example: '@Infoblox123'.  

      • Alternatively, you can define a new password in the User data field of the AWS console, in which case, you are not prompted to reset the password on the first login in Grid Manager. For more information, see Provisioning vNIOS for AWS Using the BYOL Model in the 

  3. Read the Infoblox End-User License Agreement (EULA), and then click I Accept.
    Note that if you want to view the privacy policy of Infoblox, then on the EULA screen, click Infoblox Privacy Policy. Grid Manager displays the policy on a new browser tab.
  4. Read the Data Collection and Opt-Out Notice and choose whether to enable (opt in) or disable (opt out) the Infoblox BloxConnect feature.
    By default, the feature is enabled. If you want to disable it, select To Opt-Out of BloxConnect, please click here.
    Infoblox BloxConnect is the ability of the Infoblox DDI platform to send encrypted and automated snapshots of system data and utilization information to the Infoblox business operations center. Infoblox uses this data to improve product functionality and provide better customer service. The Data Collection and Opt-Out Notice screen is displayed only when you log in to Grid Manager for the first time. For more information, see Configuring BloxConnect.
  5. Click OK. The Grid Setup wizard appears.


  • If you type the wrong user name or password five consecutive times within 60 seconds, your Infoblox account is blocked for 75 to 120 seconds. During this locked period, no other user (using the same client IP address) can access the NIOS UI even though the user was logged in before the UI lock.
  • If the error message, "You have already logged in to Grid Manager either from another browser or another system. Do you want to continue logging in to the same session? If you click Yes, all previous logins will be timed out" is displayed, it means that you have already logged in to the same session of Grid Manager. You cannot log in to the same session from another browser or from another system. For more information, see Managing Security Operations.
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