General

The General tab lets you enter and edit identifying and contact information for the selected (or newly created) user.

Figure 16-3  User Manager: General Tab

The following are the fields on this tab (described when not self-evident):

General

User ID -- (Required) Enter an ID for this user. If you are modifying an existing user, this field is read-only. The User ID must be unique; if it matches an existing User ID, the application generates an error.

First Name -- First Name

Middle Name -- Middle Name

Last Name -- Last Name

Email -- Primary Email

Phone Number -- Select a phone number type from the drop-down list, then enter a phone number for the selected user.

Fax Number -- Select a fax number type from the drop-down list, then enter a fax number for the user.

Password -- (Required) Enter the password for this user. For security purposes, the characters appear as a series of asterisks. The default security does not require the password to contain mixed-case letters, numbers, or special characters. Once a user has been created, this field becomes read-only.

Confirm Password -- (Required) Re-enter the password for this user. If this entry does not match the Password entry, an error dialog appears and both password fields empty.

Limits

Effective Date -- (Required) The date when this account becomes effective. This field lets you create accounts in advance. The accounts remain dormant until the Effective Date arrives.

Login Expires -- Indicates whether the login for this user expires. If you select this option, the application activates the Expiration Date field.

Expiration Date -- Specifies the date on which the login expires. This field is not active unless you select the Login Expires option.

Specify an expiration date by entering the date directly in the text field, in the proper format (by default: month/day/year). You can also click the Command button (...) and select a date from the calendar graphic that appears.

If a user is disabled, typically by login failure, the Expiration Date becomes the current date. The user cannot log in again until you reset the Expiration Date to some future date or clear the Login Expires option.

Password Expires -- When selected, this option sets an expiration policy for the password of the associated user. If you set password expiration, you must set an expiration date. If you do not set password expiration, the password for this user never expires.

Password Expire Date -- This field is active only if you selected the Password Expires option.

Force Password Change-- The selected user must change the password on the next login.

Groups

The Groups portion of this screen lets you determine which user groups, if any, to associate with a user (see User Group Manager for information about how to create the groups that appear here). Since you grant permissions to defined groups, you can grant or deny users access to certain functions based on their group associations.

Available groups appear in the left tab, and groups currently assigned to the selected user appear in the right tab. Use the controls in this tab to assign groups to or remove assignments from the current user.

Statistics

This portion of the screen displays statistics for the selected user.

Last Login -- The time and date of this user’s last login.

Last Login IP Address -- The IP address of the host for this user’s last login.

Last Login Attempts -- The number of attempts this user made when last trying to log in.

Previous Login -- The time and date of this user’s previous login.

Previous Login IP Address -- The IP address of the host for this user’s previous login.

Previous Login Attempts -- The number of attempts this user made when previously trying to log in.

Last Password change-- The time and date of this user’s last password change.

Locked Out-- The time and date of lockout.