Accounts

Notes and considerations

  • Users must be created in the Active Directory by an AD administrator. Login Enterprise does not create users automatically.
  • You need account groups for all types of tests (Continuous, Load, and Application test environments). See below for instructions on creating account groups.

User creation guidelines

All the Login Enterprise users need to exist in Active Directory (AD) before configuring Virtual Users in Login Enterprise. We recommend creating users with a name followed by four digits, such as:

  • LoginEnt0001
  • LoginEnt0002
  • LoginEnt0003
  • LoginEnt0004
  • etc.

Users should be created using the principle of least privilege. Test accounts should be given the minimum access and permissions required to perform their tasks.

Creating Virtual Users and Groups

This section explains how to create Virtual Users and Groups that Login Enterprise will use to measure the various activities configured in the Manage Tests section.

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To create a Virtual User account:

1. In the Login Enterprise sidebar menu, navigate to Configuration > Accounts.

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2. In Accounts, click the green "+" on the top right to add a new account.

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3. Enter the username of your choice.

4. Enter the password of your choice.

5. Specify the domain of the user account.

6. Optionally, enter the email address of the user account.

7. Optionally, specify any required custom fields.

8. Click Save.

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For information on using the email field for user accounts, see the Accounts: Email field

Adding custom fields (Optional)

Custom fields can enhance account configuration and are used with custom connectors similar to email, username, domain, and password fields. Here are key points to consider:

  • You can add up to five custom fields with editable values during account creation. These fields have immutable names.
  • Once added, custom fields cannot be edited directly in the table view. Instead, click the "pencil" icon in each row to open the account editing form with pre-populated fields, including any existing custom fields.
  • Custom fields can store various types of information, such as single digits, random text, or authentication tokens, but they are limited to 256 characters.

For more information on using custom fields with custom connectors, see the Custom fields for custom connectors.

Creating multiple accounts

You can create multiple accounts at once using the "Bulk Accounts" option. Here's how:

  1. Number of digits: Specify the incremental number format (e.g., 01, 001).
  2. Number of accounts: Indicate how many accounts you want to create.

When using this option, an example username and, if specified, an email will be generated based on your input. You can preview this information in the bottom left corner of the configuration screen.

The "Email" field is optional. If left empty, all generated accounts will have no email associated.

  • We do not verify the existence or accessibility of email templates or generated emails.
  • The system does not attempt to create actual emails in any form.
  • Email uniqueness is not enforced, so multiple accounts can have the same email address associated.

For more information on generating emails via Bulk Account creation, see this Bulk account creation: Emails.

Creating Account Groups

Account groups allow you to grant specific users access to particular environments. You have two options for defining groups:

  • Selection: Choose individual accounts to include in the group.
  • Filter: Automatically include all accounts that match specific criteria.

The selection option requires you to manually pick accounts, while the filter option automatically includes accounts based on predefined criteria.

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To create a Group

1. In Groups, click the green "+" to add a new group.

2. Choose either the filter or selection option.

3. Enter a group name of your choice.

4. Enter an optional description.

5. Click Add user account.

6. Select the user accounts to add to the user group.

7. Click Add.

8. Click Save.

Using Wildcards in Filter Groups

When using a filter group, you can utilize two wildcards:

  • ? (Question mark): Represents a single character wildcard.
  • * (Asterisk): Represents a multi-character wildcard.

See the screenshot below for an example.

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Adding a Group to an Environment

1. In the Login Enterprise sidebar menu, navigate to Configuration > Environments.

2. In Environments, edit the environment where you want to attach the user group.

3. Click on "Account" to view the groups you've created.

4. Select the desired group.

5. Click Save.

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Logon components

The Logon Components are crucial to the functionality of Login Enterprise. This part makes sure the software starts as soon as the user logs in.

To learn more about the logon components, see the Logon Components.

Account status

By default, Login Enterprise accounts are enabled. If an account experiences three consecutive errors, it will be automatically disabled.

You can manage account statuses in bulk starting from the accounts table. Follow these steps:

  • Select multiple accounts by ticking their checkboxes.
  • At the top of the table, the action panel will appear.
  • Use the buttons in the action panel to enable or disable the selected accounts.
    • Enable will be disabled (grayed out) if all selected accounts are already enabled.
    • Disable will be disabled if all selected accounts are already disabled. 

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You can also enable/disable accounts via the API. For more information, see Accessing Public API.