User Tutorial

Logging In

By default, every Smolder installation comes with this pre-existing account

    Username: admin
    Password: qa_rocks
    

Simply click on the login link, fill in this username and password and you're ready to go. We suggest that the first thing you do is change this password to something other than the default.

You can change your password by clicking on the preferences link.

Creating and Managing User Accounts

Smolder is designed to allow multiple users to work on multiple projects. The first step to get going is to create developer accounts. Since the admin account is special, you don't want to do your normal work with it, so we'll create a new account.

  1. After logging in with the 'admin' account, click on the users sub-menu under the admin link in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on the Add New User link.
  3. Fill in the required fields, giving the developer an intial password (which should be changed by the developer when they login for the first time)
  4. Click the Add button when you're finished.

You can return at any time to this screen to perform the following tasks

  • Edit any developer's information
  • Delete a developer from the system
  • Reset a developer's password should they forget theirs

Creating Projects

After you've added all of the users that you initially need, it's time to create some projects. Creating projects is almost identical to creating Users so you should feel right at home.

  1. After logging in with the 'admin' account (or another account with admin privileges), click on the projects sub-menu under the admin link in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on the Add New Project link.
  3. Fill in the required information.
  4. Click the Add button when you're finished.

You can add as many projects as you need. After you're done you can always come back to this screen to perform the following tasks

  • Edit any project's information
  • Delete a project from the system

Assigning Users to Projects

Now that we've created some users and projects we can assign those users to the appropriate project and pick the administrators of those projects to control project specific preferences.

  1. After logging in with the 'admin' account (or another account with admin privileges), click on the projects sub-menu under the admin link in the top navigation bar.
  2. Click on the Devs link of the appropriate project.
  3. You will see a drop-down menu with the list of all the available users who don't belong to this project and below that the list of users who do.
  4. To assign a developer to a project, select the developer's name in the box at the top and click on Add User to Project
  5. To remove a developer from a project, click on the Remove button in the row where the developer's name appears.
  6. To pick a project's administrator, click on the checkbox in the Admins? column of the already assigned user.

You can return at any time to this screen to make adjustments to project assignment and to change a project's administrator.

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