There are two ways to get a user account. One is to ask the administrator or any other user who has administrator privileges to create an account for you. The other is to register yourself.
Accounts with System Administrator or User Administrator roles can add/edit/delete accounts. Accessing the account administration pages can be done from three locations. One way is from within the Project Server (MPS) Home page, another is from the Build Management main page and the other is from the Artifact Repository main page. You simply click the Users button (on the left). Whichever path you use to get to the account administration pages, all account information is stored in the same database. Therefore, you cannot define two users with the same username.
By default, the created user will be required to change the password on the first login.
Build Management (Continuum) available roles may look a little different depending on the projects that were added.
Artifact Repository (Archiva) available roles may look a little different depending on the repositories being configured.
To clear all the check boxes for the user roles, click Reset.
By default, the created user account is locked and cannot login to Maestro. The user needs to validate the account by changing the user account password in the link provided in the email notification.
It is strongly recommended that you create one or more additional administrator accounts because it is possible to remove all rights from the administrator account and you cannot restore those rights unless you have another administrator account to do so. You cannot recover from this condition, even with a re-install of the Maestro Project Server. The reason that a single administrator account cannot be recovered is the account information is stored in the database and it is encrypted. If you re-install Continuum you will want to restore your database because it holds all your data and customizations, but as soon as you restore the database you are back to the prior state.
Another problem is if you forget the administrator password and attempt to login in three times in a row then that account is locked. In this case you can use another account with administrative rights to unlock the administrator account and reset the password, or you can re-start Maestro which will clear the lock for you.
Looking at User list, you will see some attributes associated with each user. Permanent means the user is permanent (admin and guest, for example) and is protected from deletion. Validated means that the user has received and responded to the email validation, proving that they are a validated user. Locked means the user account is locked and the user will not be allowed to log in. Tasks contains icons/buttons for the various user tasks that can be performed, currently, only the Delete task is available.
The light-blue double arrows allow you to page through the user list if it is longer than a single page. For example, the right double arrow moves you forward one page and the left double arrow moves you back a page and so on.
To register your own user account:
Note: This procedure requires email to be configured in Maestro. See the section on Configuring mail, servers, ports, and directories for details on configuring email for Maestro.