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Create | Settings | Properties | Actions | Invite | Password | Videos

What are users?

Users are persons with access to your XLReporting tenant. Each user has his or her own login and personal dashboard(s).

Create users

You can create a user in two ways:

  • Click on Define - New in the sidebar menu.
  • Click on the Actions - Create new button of an existing user. This also enables you to make a copy of an existing user.

Either way, the rest of the process is the same, and you can enter the email address and name for your new user and define the other settings:

screenshot account users

The user's email is also the login for XLReporting. User activation, password reset, and system notifications all require the user to have a valid email address. This page also shows all recent activity of this user.

You can also watch the instruction video.

Settings

You can define the settings for the user via these fields:

  • Email - enter a valid and unique email address. The email is also the user login for XLReporting.
  • Name - enter the person's name. This name must be unique within all your users.
  • Active/locked - activate or lock a user. When locked, the user can not login.
  • Group - select how this user is to be shown in the menu navigation.
  • User roles - assign one or multiple user roles to this user. This determines the permissions of this user.
  • Mobile phone - enter the user mobile phone number, including country prefix. This is used for Two-Factor Authentication.
  • Properties - define optional properties for each user that you can lookup in any import, report, or model using the USER() function. This is optional.
Notes:
  • For security reasons, you can not change your own email address, or activate, lock, or delete your own user account. This can only be done by another user with relevant permissions, or you can contact us.
  • When SSO is enabled (in Manage - Profile - Security options), the options Email invite and Reset password are not visible.

Properties

Properties enable you to define optional settings, either just by name or as a "name=value". You can lookup these settings with the USER() function in your imports, reports, and models. This function returns true or false if the given setting exists in the user, or its value if you used "name=value". See the USER function for more details.

Please note that properties are case-sensitive. It is best to avoid using spaces, as well as the following reserved names of user fields: "name", "email", "login", "roles", "permits", "group", "ip", "browser", "language", "platform", or "signon".

Actions

When defining a user, you can use the Save and Actions buttons in the right-top of the screen:

screenshot account users actions

These buttons enable you to do the following:

  • Save - save your changes
  • Actions - open a dropdown menu with further options:
    • Create a new user (or copy one)
    • Delete this user
    • Send email invite
    • Reset password
    • Export data or print
    • Review user roles

Email invite

When you create a new user, XLReporting will send that person an email with an invite link. Users can click on that link to activate their login and enter their initial password.

If a user has not received this email (or it has gone astray in his or her inbox), you can resend that email by clicking on Actions - Send email invite.

Reset password

You can not set or change the password for another user, users can only change their own password. You can send a user a password-reset email by clicking on Actions - Send password reset.

If users have forgotten their password, they can also initate a password themselves reset by clicking on the Lost your password? link in the Login screen:

screenshot user login forgotten password

XLReporting will send an email with a temporary reset link, which enables to user to enter a new password.

Notes:
  • When SSO is enabled (in Manage - Profile - Security options), the options Email invite and Reset password are not visible, and users can not request a password reset, nor change their password.
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