Setup and Turn On User Authentication
The process requires two general steps, which are (a) adding an Admin User and (b) clicking a button to turn on user
authentication (signing in).
Creating an Admin
Select the Users option under the Utilities tab and
create a new User record.
The only required fields are the User Name and Password. When creating a password using this dialog, if the user is not signed in or is not
editing his/her own user information, the password entered becomes temporary and
the user (represented by the User record) must choose a different password the next time signing in.
If a Person record already exists for this User, select that record in the Person field. By default, the Status is set
to Active and must remain so for the user to have the ability to sign in.
The Language option has a drop down menu where a user can specify which language they want their software to be in when they sign in. The language
selection is unique to each user.
A Windows User name can be used instead of an Ape Software specific username and password in order to streamline the user experience and to cut down on
password clutter. To use this feature, enable the Windows User option by checking the 'Sign In with Windows User Name' box
in the Security tab of the Options dialog.
In the Roles/Security tab (see below), click the Administrator checkbox to assign Admin privileges for this User.
Activity Data Tab
None of the fields are editable in the Activity Data tab. This
tab shows past modifications for better user accountability.
Turning On User Authentication
After creating at least one user with an Administrator role, open the Options dialog by selecting Options in the Utilities menu and selecting the Securities
tab (see below).
Click the [Activate Sign-In Mode] button to enable authentication.
Note: at least one active Admin must exist for this function to work.
Last updated: 22 Dec 2016
Compatibility: Calibration Control versions 8.5 to current