Managing the Dashboard
As noted in the Software Ecosystem, the Dashboard provides support for users and groups with specific access permission. For standalone usage by individuals on a local machine, beyond changing the default password, there is nothing else in this section that might be important to the users. However, for user-groups employing one shared dashboard, the user management aspect becomes important. Dashboard allows the account administrators to add or remove users and organize them in groups to streamline sharing the research outcomes between various group members and among multiple teams.
When the Dashboard is installed, two user accounts will be created automatically: an admin account and one user account with the default account name duplicated from the username on the host machine. By default, the initial passwords for the admin and user accounts are set to admin and default, respectively. Since both accounts have administrative privileges, one can use either for the initial setup. However, since the users may not know the username chosen for their account by the administrator, it might be more convenient to start with the admin account. After logging in with the admin user, make sure that the Dashboard is up and running (see the Installing SEAMM section for details on how to run the Dashboard). Then, open the main page of the Dashboard in your browser (open 127.0.0.1:5000 link in a separate tab on your browser):
Log in and put the username admin and write down admin
in the password field. This should take you to a slightly different Dashboard page
as shown below:
Click on the
Manage Users menu item to get to the page for managing users:
User #1 is always admin and user #2 should be you. Click on the
button for the admin user:
Click on the lock symbol at the top-right corner of the section to allow changes. Then, enter the new password and confirm it one more time:
The Dashboard does not allow the admin to leave the user’s contact information blank. Thus, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the lock button to be able to make changes and enter a name and an email address for the admin account:
Update User Information to accept the changes.
Users should change their account password after their first
access to it.
Adding and Removing Users
In order to add a new user, start by clicking on the
Create New User button
at the top-right corner of the Manage Dashboard Users page:
In order to delete a user account, start from the
Remove User tab to manage the