Managing administrators

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Administrators may be managed from the administrative web interface under the Administrators tab.

 

Adding an administrator

Editing an administrator

Copying an administrator

Deleting an administrator

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Name - The name of this administrator.

 

Login - The unique login for this administrator.

 

Role - The role for this administrator.

 

Enabled - If this administrator is enabled and may login.

 

Adding an administrator

 

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Name - The name of this administrator.

 

Login - The unique login for this administrator.

 

Password - The password for this administrator.

 

Role - The optional role for this administrator. If no role is selected then the user must be designated as a System administrator.

 

Phone - The phone number for this administrator.

 

Theme - The theme that will be applied to the MFT Server Manager application (excluding the log in page) for this administrator. 

To change the application theme for the administrator, click on check box to the left of the Theme field, then click on the Change button.  A theme panel will appear on the right-hand side of the page, displaying “Custom Colors” at the top of the panel, followed by all the preset themes, displayed in individual boxes, that you can select from.

Selecting a preset theme with no color customization:

In the theme panel, click on the box of the desired preset theme. After making a selection, the MFT Server Manager UI’s theme will update temporarily to display the currently selected theme so you can preview it before committing to the change. When you find a theme you like, click anywhere outside of the theme panel, which will revert the MFT Server Manager UI back to its current theme (until you save and log out/in). You will also see your currently selected theme updated in the Theme field. To save your theme choice, click on the OK button, or alternatively click on the Cancel button to discard the selection. If you save your selection, you will need to log out of the MFT Server Manager application, then log back in again to see the change take effect.

Selecting a preset theme and customizing it:

This option is used to customize one of the preset themes available in the theme panel. First, select a theme that you would like to customize. Next, access the Custom Colors section of the theme panel and determine which item(s) you want to change (e.g. Panel text, Panel border, etc.). Click on the color box associated with the item you wish to customize. Select the desired color from the displayed choices. After you are satisfied with your one or more color customizations, click the Set Custom button. After doing so, the theme panel will be removed, the Theme field will display the name of your selected theme followed by "custom" - e.g. metro-gray (custom), and the MFT Server Manager application theme will revert to its current theme (until you save and log out/in). Click the OK button to save the custom theme or click the Cancel button to cancel the theme change. If you save your selection, you will need to log out of the application, then log back in again to see theme take effect. If the customized theme field is later modified and replaced with a new theme (customized or not), the prior customized theme, no longer in use, will return to its original (factory default) preset color scheme.

Note: The theme used for the MFT Server Manager log in page is not impacted when setting the application theme as described in this section. The theme field set in the MFT Server Manager UI, in Settings > Web > REST is used for the MFT Server Manager log in page (for all MFT Server Admin users). In addition, this theme is also used as the default theme for the MFT Server Manager application when the individual administrator's theme field is empty. 

System administrator - If checked, then the administrator will have full unrestricted access.

 

Enabled - If checked, then this administrator is enabled and may login.

 

Use multi-factor authentication - If checked, then the administrator account will be required to use multi-factor authentication when logging in, providing multi-factor authentication is also set to Time-based One-Time Password. See Settings > Manager Service > Authentication > Multi-Factor Authentication to set this field.

 

Editing an Administrator

 

Select an existing Administrator account in the grid that you wish to edit. Click on the Edit button or right-click and select Edit from the context menu. The same fields as described above will appear when you edit an Administrator. Make any desired changes. You will also see two additional options when editing an account, described below.

 

1. Change Password button. This allows you to change the account's password. When selected, you must enter the current password, and the new password twice.

2. Reset TOTP Key button.  This button is enabled when multi-factor authentication is checked.  If you click the button, a shared secret key will have to be provided into a TOTP application the next time the Admin performs a login, providing multi-factor authentication is also enabled for TOTP.  See Settings > Manager Service > Authentication > Multi-Factor Authentication.

 

Copying an Administrator

 

Select an existing Administrator account in the grid that you wish to copy.  Click on the Copy button or right-click and select Copy from the context menu. This will create a new account using the information from the copied account.

 

Enter a unique Login name (see figure 397). If you remove the Open edit dialog after copying check, then click OK, all the information will be copied to the new account, including the password. The new account will appear in the grid. If you wish to edit the copied account, keep the Open edit dialog after copying check-box checked, click OK, and the Administrator's edit window will open, allowing you to make your changes.

 

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Deleting an Administrator

 

Select an existing Administrator account in the grid that you wish to delete.  Click on the Delete button or right-click and select Delete from the context menu. Click OK when prompted to confirm the deletion. This will delete the account.

 





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