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Understanding TestTrack and Surround SCM Passwords

Article ID: 452  |  Last updated: 23 Dec, 2014

There are several types of passwords used to increase security and control access in TestTrack and Surround SCM.

User passwords

User passwords authenticate users logging in to Seapine products. When creating a global user, administrators can enter and confirm a user password. Users can change their passwords when they log in. All users and passwords are stored in the Seapine License Server. See Administering Users in TestTrack.

Communications password

The communications password validates communication between the TestTrack Server or Surround SCM Server and the Seapine License Server. This password provides additional security by requiring the Surround SCM Server and TestTrack Server to use the same password to communicate with the Seapine License Server. See Using the Seapine License Server Communications Password.

Local admin passwords

The local admin password is used if your existing administrative username and password are not recognized in TestTrack or Surround SCM or to correct license server communication settings if the Surround SCM Server or TestTrack Server cannot connect to the Seapine License Server. This password is unique to each installation and only provides access to server options and server users. The local admin password is stored in the Server category of the Server Options dialog box in TestTrack or the General category of the Server Options dialog box in Surround SCM. We strongly recommended that you change this password. The default password is not secure and allows any user to log in and access server options and server users.

MAPI password

The MAPI password is used to authenticate logins to a MAPI host. This option is only available if the TestTrack Server 2011.1 and earlier or Surround SCM Server 2011.1 and earlier is running on Microsoft Windows and MAPI is configured properly. The MAPI password is stored in the Email Servers category of the Server Options dialog box in the TestTrack Server Admin Utility and Surround SCM. See Supported Email Protocols and Standards and Using MAPI and SMTP Connections.

SMTP password

The SMTP password is used to authenticate logins to an SMTP host. The SMTP password is stored in the Email Servers category of the Server Options dialog box in the TestTrack Server Admin Utility and Surround SCM. See Supported Email Protocols and Standards and Using MAPI and SMTP Connections.

LDAP or Active Directory password

The LDAP or Active Directory password authenticates communication between the Seapine License Server and an LDAP or Active Directory server. You can configure the Seapine License Server so that users with LDAP passwords can log in to TestTrack and Surround SCM using the same password they use to log in to their local network. LDAP passwords are stored in the Add Active Directory Server or Edit Active Directory Server dialog boxes, which are accessible from the LDAP tab of the Server Options dialog box in the Seapine License Server Admin Utility. See Configuring LDAP Servers.

Article ID: 452  |   Last updated: 23 Dec, 2014
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