August 9, 2010

How To Video: Managing Surround SCM User Accounts

Surround SCM
Helix ALM
When you’re ready to set up Surround SCM in your production environment or want to share your Surround SCM evaluation with your team, enabling access for new users is straightforward. This video provides a step-by-step walk-through for the various ways you can manage your Surround SCM user accounts. You’ll learn how to:
  1. Create users through the Seapine License Server.
  2. Integrate your LDAP server with the Seapine License Server.
  3. Add users in the Surround SCM client.

http://youtu.be/Q7hBSRR8dxw

For a complete walk-through, watch the video. The following steps provide a brief overview of adding users. Important notes:
  • Initially, the default administrator is the only user  that can access Surround SCM.
  • Make sure the Surround SCM Server and the Seapine License Server are running prior to following these steps.

Adding Users

  1. Log in to Surround SCM as the default administrator. Username:  Administrator. Leave the password field empty.
  2. Choose View > Users.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter the user’s name, username, password, and email address. Tip: You must enter an email address if you want to use notifications.
  5. Click the Groups tab and assign the user to a security group.
  6. Click the License tab and assign a license to the user.
  7. Click OK and you’re all set.

Adding Users via LDAP

If you want to try out the LDAP integration, follow the instructions for connecting to your LDAP server through the License Server admin utility. Once the connection is working, click the Add LDAP User button on the License Server admin utility Global Users dialog to retrieve users from the LDAP database. After you have added the users to the Seapine License Server:
  1. Log in to Surround SCM as the default administrator. Username:  Administrator. Leave the password field empty.
  2. Choose View > Users.
  3. Click Retrieve Global User…
  4. Select the users you want to add.
  5. Edit each new user.
  6. Click the Groups tab and assign the user to a security group.
  7. Click the License tab and assign a license to the user.
A little more upfront work if you go through LDAP, but once it’s set up all of the user information syncs with your LDAP system so future maintenance is reduced.