XL Release has a role-based security system with two types of users:

  • Internal users that are created by an XL Release administrator and managed by XL Release
  • External users that are maintained in an LDAP repository such as Active Directory

After you configure LDAP security, external users can log in, at which point they are stored in XL Release as external users.

You can assign both internal and external users to roles, to which you assign global permissions.

To view and edit XL Release users, select User management > Users from the top menu. The Users page is only available to users who have the Admin or Edit Security global permission.

Note: Prior to XL Release 6.0.0, select Settings > Users.


Create an internal user

To create an internal user:

  1. Click New user. The User dialog appears.
  2. In the Username box, enter the name that the user will use when logging in.
  3. In the Name box, enter the user’s full name, as it should appear in overviews and tasks.
  4. Enter a password for the user in the Set password and Confirm password boxes.
  5. Click Save.

Change internal user properties

To change the user name, name, email address, or password of an internal user, click the user’s name on the Users page.

You cannot change the properties of external users from the XL Release interface because they are maintained in LDAP.

Disable a user

You can disable a user by clearing the checkbox in the Enabled column on the Users page. Disabled users cannot log in to XL Release.