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Users, Groups and EASAP categories

User Groups and EASAP Categories allow a User to:

  • Run a subset of all published EASAPs
  • View results from an EASAP submitted by a User in the same User Group
  • Prevent showing results to any User who is not in the same User Group

To classify a User or an EASAP:

EASAP category

Assign an EASAP to a new or existing CATEGORY in one of two ways:

  1. In the New Application Wizard,
    Enter a new or existing category name in the Category field (ie. 'My New Category')

  2. In the EASAP Builder
    Select: Child > Add CATEGORY
    Set Path: My New Category

'My New Category' will become available in the Users and User groups pages (below).


An EASA system comes configured with two default User accounts:

  • author
    password: author

  • admin
    password: admin

These correspond to the EASA roles of Author and Administrator, respectively.

An Author will design, build, test and then publish an EASAP using the EASAP Builder interface and the browser-accessible EASA Server web pages.

These actions are available in Author-mode on the EASA web pages, the license limits the number of Authors.

An Administrator will take care of administrative tasks which may include database configuration, access control, license management, security monitoring, resource allocation, etc…

These actions are available in Administrator-mode on the EASA web pages. The EASA license does not limit the number of Administrator accounts, but for practical reasons, access should be limited to a few Administrators.

The 'author' account is configured to allow Author and Administrator access.

To modify User configuration go to the EASA web pages:

  • Login as 'author' or 'admin'
  • Set Administrator-mode: EASA > Set Mode > Administrator
  • Enter credentials
  • Click: EASA > Configure

Displayed on the Users tab are the default and new added Users.

Next to the User Management heading, a drop down menu contains the following options:

  • Add User - create a new User
  • Add Named User - create a new 'Named user' (requires a license which specifies at least one 'Named user')
  • Edit Contact Info - change login, email or phone records
  • Change Password - modify password
  • Edit User Groups - add a User to one or more User Groups (use SHIFT- or CTRL-mouseclick for multiple selections)
  • Delete - remove a User and delete all their 'Results'
    (changing the password is a less destructive option to limit access but not destroy Results)
  • Logoff User - Force a User to log out
    an EASA 'Pool license' limits number of simultaneous 'active' Users, thus it may be useful to force a User to log out.

Check boxes allow or disallow Author or Administrator privilege for each User.

Change a default password

Follow the steps below to change the default password for 'admin' and 'author':

  • Login as 'admin' select: EASA > Configure
  • Click on Users in the blue menu bar
  • Check the 'admin' account in the new table
  • Select: Change Password (from the dropdown menu)
  • Type in a new password twice, the 'New Password' and 'Confirm Password' text boxes
  • Cclick the 'Change' button
  • Repeat this process for the 'author' account
  • Select: EASA > Log Out** (under the EASA tab)
  • Click: Log Out

Establish minimum password requirements (6.1.2 and later)

From EASA 6.1.2 minimum password requirements may be configured by an Administrator in: <SERVERDATA>/easa/admin/config/

Modify either or both of:

  • pwd.minimum.length=1
    require this minimum number of characters in a valid password
  • pwd.chars.type=0 where
    1 - “at least 1 numeric character”
    2 - “at least 1 each of a numeric, lowercase and capital character”
    3 - “at least 1 each of a numeric, lowercase, capital character and special”

User groups

To configure User groups

  • Login as an Administrator
  • Go to: EASA > Configure > User Groups

This table shows the binding between one or more EASAP Categories and the User group(s) which may access each Category.

A User group identifies which Users may:

  • Select an EASAP in the Application Library (a Category defines which EASAP's are available)
  • View Results from any User in the same User group

Buttons below the table allow:

  • Add New User Group - enter a group name and select any number of Categories
    (use SHIFT- or CTRL-mouseclick for multiple selections)
  • Modify User Group - select a check box, then modify the group name or Categories
  • Delete - select a check box for a group with no Categories then click delete
    (if a User Group has one or more Categories, remove each one with 'Modify' before 'Delete'

Depending on context All Categories may mean either:

  • A builtin Category that includes all Categories
  • A builtin User group with access to all published EASAPs

An Author may discover an EASAP user's User group using a CONTACT DETAILS object.

A User group may have have a higher level of authorization than another and be able to access greater functionality within an EASAP.