In this topic, Administrators learn how to create accounts for new users and to modify existing ones. You learn how to configure user access rights that determine the airports users can view.
We estimate that this will take 3 minutes to complete.
The Importance of User Management
User management is an important task for all system administrators. It is important to keep on top of this task as it determines who has access rights to the N-Tracking system. It's not
only important to add new users when they join your company or department, but it's just as important to remove users if they leave.
When you configure a new user, you give them access rights to view the data associated with certain airports. It is not necessary to give all users access rights to all airports. You can modify the airports that a particular user has access to at any time by granting them access to additional airports or revoking access to airports that have already been granted to them.
We recommend that you review your user access rights on at least a monthly basis.
2 Detailed Explanation
Click the Admin dropdown button.
Click the Administration menu item.
Click the + Create user button.
It is mandatory to give a login user name and email address. When an email address is entered, N-Tracking checks its format to ensure it looks like a proper email address, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org and that the email address is appropriate for the airline.
Once you enter login credentials and email address, you can use the sliders to configure the airlines and airports that this new user can access.
The slider buttons are used to determine which airlines and which airports this new user will have access to.
= no access
= access granted
After you supply the required user creation details, click "Save user".
The "Reporter?" slider allows the new user to manually update a flight's data, for example if an update from the pilot via HF radio is received. Updates can be more than just position and may also include fuel quantity, etc.
After you click the "Save user" button, N-Tracking creates an account for that user and generates a password. The user name and password are then emailed to the address that you specified.
When the list of users displays, you can edit any of the accounts by clicking on the pencil icon to access to any details that you want to change.
Let's go ahead and edit this user.
Click the pencil button.
Use the User Modification screen to edit user account details, including the user status.
You can block and unblock individual users.
A user may be blocked if they get their password wrong three times in a row, or if you, as an Administrator decide to manually block them. As mentioned, Administrators also have the right to change other users' passwords, should they require it. Let's practice blocking this user.
Click the Blocked slider.
Click the Save user button.
Once you save the change, N-Tracking shows the user name stricken through and the user is locked out (blocked). To undo this, access the record and unblock the user as needed.