It’s worth reiterating that when a user record is created, the system automatically creates two other records associated with the newcomer. One is a ‘Staff Profile’, where personal information (such as leave, illness, training, skills, etc.) is collected. The other is a ‘Contact’ record, used for ‘Distribution Lists’ and when emails are sent to the user. Though the other records can be created independently, the best method to add someone who will be using the system is to create the user record first and let the system create and internally link the other two.
To add a new user:
Go to Administration > Users > New User or click the [+] sign next to Users as a shortcut
Enter the First Name (this is a required field)
Optionally enter a Middle Name
Enter the Family Name (this is also a required field)
Either enter a Username or click the message by the lightbulb, “Click here to auto-generate a username (First/Last Names must be set first).” (this is also a required field)
-Each username must be unique on the account, if the same username is entered again the system will show a warning message.
-It is possible to re-use a username that is already in use in another account as iPassport does not automatically link to multiple systems.
-Usernames have a three-character minimum requirement. A warning message will be displayed when ‘Create User’ is clicked if less than 3 characters are used.
Enter an Email address (this is strongly advised for every user)
iPassport utilises emails in many areas of the system. If a user record does not contain an email address all emails for that user will be sent to the overall account administrator.
Select a Home OU for the new user (this has become a required field, following data protection regulation developments)
The Home OU allows iPassport to limit access to this user’s personal information; it doesn’t grant the user any permissions nor does it limit access to other OUs. Simply put, it doesn’t limit what the user can see; it limits who can see the user’s records. By default, the field will display the home OU of the manager creating the new user account.
Select the required User Group(s) using the checkboxes under User group membership
If a user is not added to a user group then they will not have any permissions in iPassport and will only be able to log-in and log-out of the system. This is also a point to keep in mind for user support; if they do not have access to any menu items then this is the first thing to check.
Select the required Skilled Groups using the checkboxes under Skilled Group membership
Skilled groups are a method of assigning a number of documents to a number of staff members so they can confirm having read them. New users can be quickly assigned a reading list by making them members of the skilled groups which contain their onboarding documents.
Select the required Distribution Lists using the checkboxes under Distribution List membership
Distribution lists are widely used in iPassport to group a number of contacts in one item. There are useful applications where a team can be assigned certain duties and if the members ever change, they can be replaced in one central place, instead of having to go update all the records where the team has been appointed. Examples of this are the distribution lists made up of users responsible for verifying change requests in review processes or the teams created to oversee stock levels and reorder materials or reagents.
Distribution lists also have a unique relationship with skilled groups such that, if a distribution list has been used to populate a skilled group, whenever the distribution list is updated, it will automatically update the list of members of the skilled group.
Tick the checkbox under, Limit User to Simple View? to prevent the user from switching to Detailed View
With Simple View, the iPassport experience can be streamlined for users with little or no training. Simple View also provides an easy way to remove access to menus and areas where certain users don’t need to go. It’s also a good way to maximise screen space when using portable devices.
Click the field, Can Contact Support? to select whether the user is allowed to directly contact the iPassport support team (‘Yes’/‘No’ option)
When it’s preferable to lead general users to seek internal assistance instead of contacting iPassport support for help, this field can be set to, “No” ; more experienced users can be allowed to seek expert assistance from the support team by setting the field to, “Yes”. This setting toggles the visibility of the Contact iPassport Support tab in the Help area.
Once all the required details have been entered to create a new User, click Create User and the the record will be saved.
New user account emails are sent from: [email protected]
On first login users are required to change the password communicated to them through a system email or by their manager. The password renewal page will provide any password design requirements.
Users can always change their own password by: