Accounts

Note: The users needs to be created in Active Directory by an AD administrator. Login Enterprise does not create the users automatically for you.

Note: Account groups are required for all types of tests (Continuous, Load and Application test environments). Read below on how to create Account groups.

Note: Search capabilities are only available in version 4.9.X and higher of Login Enterprise

Active Directory

All users Login Enterprise uses need to exist in the AD prior to the virtual user configuration in Login Enterprise. We recommend creating the users using a name and 4 numbers behind them like this:

  • LoginEnt0001
  • LoginEnt0002
  • LoginEnt0003
  • LoginEnt0004
  • etc..

Login Enterprise users should be created using the principle of least privilege. Meaning that test accounts should be given minimum levels of access/permissions required to perform the tasks.

Login Enterprise

This section we will have a look at how to add the virtual user and creating groups, that Login Enterprise will use to measure the various activities you configured in the Manage Tests section.

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You can use the search bar to filter out user accounts.

Virtual User Accounts

  1. Click the Add new account button
  2. Enter the username of your choice
  3. Enter the password of your choice
  4. Specify the domain of the user account
  5. Optionally, specify the email address of the user account
  6. Optionally, specify any custom fields that are needed
  7. Click Save

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For more information on usage of the Email field for user accounts, see this article

Custom Fields

Custom fields can be added in account configuration and then later used with custom connector the same way as email, username, domain, password, etc. There can be exactly five fields with editable values (but immutable names). 

These values can be added while creating a new account, but they cannot be edited directly in the table. Instead, a new way to edit an account was introduced (in 4.9.6). Each row has a "pencil" icon that opens the account editing form with populated fields. If there were any custom fields already saved, they will automatically appear. The custom field can hold any value: a single digit, some random text, an authentication token, etc. However, it cannot exceed 256 characters.

For more information on using Custom Fields with the Custom Connector, see this article.

Bulk Account Creation

This will create a single user account. Note that there is also an option to create multiple accounts at once. You can use the "Bulk Accounts" option for that.

The following options will be added

  • Number of digits
    • This will be the incremental number (eg. 01,001)
  • Number of accounts
    • This will be the amount of accounts that will be created.

There will be an example username and email (if specified) generated based on the information you filled in. You can see this in the bottom left corner of the configuration screen. 

The "Email" field is optional, therefore a user might not specify an email and leave it empty. In this case, all generated accounts will have no email associated.

Note: We do not verify existence or accessibility of email templates or generated emails. We also do not attempt to create actual emails in any form. All these actions are out of scope of the system. We do not enforce emails to be unique, therefore it is possible for two accounts to have the same email address associated.  

For more information on Email Generation via Bulk Account Creation, see this article.

Account Groups

With the user groups you can give particular users access to particular environments. You can choose between a filter and a selection. The difference between these two is that the selection option lets you choose accounts, the filter selection will use all accounts that match a specific filter.

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You can use the search bar to search for a specific group or description.

To create a group follow these steps: 

  1. Click the Add new group button.
  2. Choose either the filter or selection option
  3. Enter a group name of your choice
  4. Enter a description of your choice (optional)
  5. Click the Add user account button
  6. Select the user account(s) to add to the user group
  7. Click Add
  8. Click Save

When using a filter group there are two wildcards available. these are "?" and "*". The screenshot below serves as an example.

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 How to add a Group to an environment:

  1. Go to the environment page.
  2. Edit the environment where you want to have the user group or attached to.
  3. If you click on account you will see the groups that you just created.
  4. Select the group.
  5. Click Update.

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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 users logs in. More very important information about this can be found on our Logon Components page.

Account Status

Login Enterprise accounts are by default enabled. When an account has three subsequent errors, it will trigger the account being disabled. 

As of Login Enterprise 4.11, you can now enable or disable accounts in bulk. To do this, first select multiple accounts by selecting their check box. Then, on the bottom of the table the action panel will appear with buttons to enable or disable the selected accounts. If all of your accounts are the same status, the corresponding button will not be shown. In other words, if all selected accounts are enabled, the enable button will be greyed out and not available. The same is true for the disable button if all selected accounts are disabled. 

This functionality is also available within our Public API v5 and v6. 

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