Get Started with PM Cloud

This section details the most likely tasks to get started with PM Cloud, including automatically authorizing and assigning computers to groups.

After you deploy PM Cloud, you can:

  • Create policy
  • Create groups and assign policy
  • Assign computers to these groups

Create Policy

There are various approaches you can take to create policies in PM Cloud. For example, if you are new to PM Cloud, you may want to create a group, assign it as the Default group, add all your computers to that group, and then assign the Privilege Management QuickStart policy to that group.

If you are migrating to PM Cloud, you may want to replicate your existing groups and assign the same policy to them, before authorizing and placing your computers in those groups.

Create Groups and Assign Policy

After you create a policy, you can create a computer group and assign the policy to the group.

Create Groups

  1. On the sidebar menu, click Computer Groups.
  2. Click Create Group.
  3. Enter a Group Name. The Description field is optional. At any time, click the menu, and then select Edit Properties to edit the group name and description.
  4. Click Create Group. Your group is created and appears in the list.
  5. After a group is created, you can set it as the default group. Select a group name, and then select Set as Default from the menu.

When computers are added to PM Cloud, they are automatically added to the default group.

Assign Policy

  1. Go to Policies.
  2. Find the policy, and then select Assign Policy to a Group from the menu.
  3. In the Assign Policy to a Group panel, select the revision for the policy you want to assign, and then select the group.
  4. Click Assign Policy.

Install Privilege Management


For more information about the installation requirements, please see Privilege Management Release Notes.

You need to install Privilege Management for the target operating system, as well as the PMC adapter.

You can view installation package details by visiting the Configuration page.

The Privilege Management installation packages differ based on your operating system.


For 32-bit (x86) systems, choose the Win 32 Bit Download Type.

For 64-bit (x64) systems, choose the Win 64 Bit Download Type.

You need to install Privilege Management for Windows with the iC3MODE switch enabled:

Msiexec.exe /i IC3MODE=1 /qn /norestart

Optionally, use the /qn switch to run a silent install. Using this switch requires administrative rights.


For MacOS computers, choose the MacOS Download Type.