Users & Groups

On this tab you can manage users and groups that can be granted access to the Management Console and projects. The security model is role based, that is after you create a user, you must add him or her to one or more groups, which are associated with specific roles in one or more projects. It is a good idea to create groups first, because a user will not be able to login, until he or she is added to a group that is granted a view role inside at least one project.

The Users tab helps you create new users, edit, remove, and reset password for selected users. To manage groups, click Groups. To go back to the Users tab, click Users.

The Groups tab helps you create, remove, and edit groups.

The following information can help you understand some Kapow Katalyst user management principles.

There are two ways to run the Management Console: embedded in a RoboServer that can be done with any license and on a standalone Tomcat server (requires enterprise license).

When the Management Console runs in embedded mode, there are two types of user management, single user or multi user. This is configured using the RoboServer Settings (RoboServerSettings.exe) application located in the /bin subfolder of the Kapow Katalyst installation folder.

To enable multi user mode, do the following:

  1. Run the RoboServer Settings (RoboServerSettings.exe) application, which is located in the /bin subfolder of the Kapow Katalyst installation folder.

  2. On the Management Console tab, select Enable User Management.

    You can also specify an administrator name and password.

  3. Restart the Management Console for the changes to take effect.

Depending on your license and the way you run the Management Console, you can manage user access as follows:

Note

When you run the Enterprise version on a Tomcat server, Management Console is always in the multi user mode and you can choose to manage your users either in the Management Console (like in the embedded mode) or get the user credentials from your corporate LDAP server.