Users and Groups

Viewing the List of Users or the List of Groups

To view the list of users or the list of groups, open the Users page or the Groups page using one of the following methods:

  • From the Deploy UI: browse to https://<cloudbees-flow-server>/flow/, and then from the main menu, click Administration > Users or Administration > Groups.

  • From the Automation Platform UI: browse to https://<cloudbees-flow-server>/commander/, and then from the main menu, click Administration > Users or Administration > Groups.

If you have not already logged in, see Logging in to CloudBees CD .

Following are descriptions of the fields and checkboxes on the Users page and the Groups page:

Field Name Description

Filter

Name or partial name of users or groups that match that name.

Maximum Results

Maximum number of results to return. The default is 100.

CloudBees CD has no upward limit, but if you enter 1000 or higher, you might overload your browser, which causes performance degradation or worse problems.

Include Unregistered Users

( Users page only)

  • If this checkbox is checked, all directory provider users are returned, including those not registered in CloudBees CD. Use this to request external LDAP or Active Directory providers.

  • If not checked, only users registered in CloudBees CD are returned.

Include Inactive Groups

( Groups page only)

  • If this checkbox is checked, all users or groups are returned regardless of whether they are known to the CloudBees CD server.

  • If not checked, only users or groups known to the CloudBees CD server are returned. For example, users who have logged in or groups containing users who have logged in.

Searching for Specific Users or Groups

To search for specific users or groups by name, enter a full or partial name into the Filter field and click OK. Following are the columns in the Search Results list that appears:

Column Name Description

User Name or Name

Name of the user or group. The name combined with the location are the unique identifier for this user or group, local to the CloudBees CD server. Click the name for details.

Repository

Repository containing the user or group. This is usually LDAP or Active Directory. Local means local to the CloudBees CD server. Other names in this column refer to defined directory providers.

Location

“Path” to the group in a hierarchy such as Active Directory or another LDAP directory provider. This is viewable only for users or groups from nonlocal directory providers. This is useful if you use Active Directory and nested groups.

Real Name

( Users page only) Real, given name for the user.

Email

( Users page only) User’s email address as known within the system.

Last Login Time

( Users page only) Date and time of the user’s last login.

Actions

  • Edit button—Edit the user or group definition. This is available only for local users and groups.

  • Delete button—Delete the user or group from the CloudBees CD server. This does not delete nonlocal users from an LDAP or Active Directory repository.

  • ( Users page only) Register button—Register the LDAP or Active Directory user in the system.

Creating a Local User

To create a new user for users local to the CloudBees CD server:

  • Open the Users page using one of the following methods:

    • From the Deploy UI: browse to https://<cloudbees-flow-server>/flow/, and then from the main menu, click Administration > Users.

    • From the Automation Platform UI: browse to https://<cloudbees-flow-server>/commander/, and then from the main menu, click Administration > Users.

  • Start creating the new user using one of the following methods:

    • From the Deploy UI: click New User.

    • From the Automation Platform UI: click Create Local User.

  • Complete the fields in the dialog box that appears.

    See User—create new or edit existing local user for details about these fields.

  • Click OK.

Creating a Local Group

To create a new group for groups local to the CloudBees CD server:

  • Open the Groups page using one of the following methods:

    • From the Deploy UI: browse to https://<cloudbees-flow-server>/flow/, and then from the main menu, click Administration > Groups.

    • From the Automation Platform UI: browse to https://<cloudbees-flow-server>/commander/, and then from the main menu, click Administration > Groups.

  • Start creating the new group using one of the following methods:

    • From the Deploy UI: click New Group.

    • From the Automation Platform UI: click Create Local Group.

  • Complete the fields in the dialog box that appears.

    See Group—create new or edit existing local group for details about these fields.

  • Click OK.