Logging into the system

To log into the system using a web browser, simply type the URL of the WebIssues server in the address bar, for example http://www.example.com, and press ENTER. You can add the address of the server as a bookmark in your browser to avoid having to type it each time.

Logging into the Web Client
Figure 3.4. Logging into the Web Client

In the login window, type your username and password. If they are correct, you will be redirected to the main window. You may also be asked to enter a new password, if the password was set by the administrator of the system and he forced you to change it. Depending on its settings, your browser may offer to remember passwords.

To log in through the Desktop Client, run it and enter the URL of the server in the address bar, and then press ENTER. When the login window appears, enter your username and password. As with the Web Client, you may be asked to change your password.

Logging into the Desktop Client
Figure 3.5. Logging into the Desktop Client

The Desktop Client automatically remembers the addresses of all WebIssues servers it connects to. You can select a server from the list and double-click to connect to it. You can also choose to remember the password to avoid having to enter it each time. If you want to log in as another user, select a server from the list, right click and select Connect as. The program remembers the previously used logins for each server and displays them in the contextual menu.

After logging into the WebIssues system, you can change your password at any time. In the Web Client, click Tools in the upper right corner of the window, and then click Change Password. In the Desktop Client, this command is always available in the main window's toolbar. Enter your old password, and then enter the new password twice and click OK.

Note

If the WebIssues server is properly configured, you can connect to it using an encrypted HTTPS connection. To do this, type the address in the browser or the Desktop Client, for example https://www.example.com. If the server certificate is invalid, a warning will be displayed. The information that the connection is encrypted is displayed in the lower right corner of the Desktop Client's window, and in the browser it's usually displayed next to the address bar.

On Windows and OS X the Desktop Client automatically detects system proxy settings. However in case of Linux, you must enter the connection parameters if you want to use a proxy. For more information, see the section called “Desktop Client settings”.