To access the User Console for the first time, login using the Pentaho administrator user name and password.
- Start the BA Server.
- In a browser, go to the IP address of the server and the port. For example, because the default server is localhost and the default port is 8080, the default URL is http://localhost:8080/. The Login dialog box appears.
- Enter the default administrator name, admin.
- Enter the default password, password.
- Click OK. The User Console Home page appears.
Tour the Administration Page
The User Console has one unified place, called the Administration page, where people logged in with a role that has permissions to administer security can perform system configuration and maintenance tasks. If you see Administration in the left drop-down menu on the User Console Home page, you can click it to reveal menu items having to do with administration of the BA Server. If you do not have administration privileges, Administration does not appear on the home page.
|Administration||Open the Administration perspective of the User Console. The Administration perspective enables you to set up users, configure the mail server, change authentication settings on the BA Server, and install software licenses for Pentaho.|
|Users & Roles||Manage the Pentaho users or roles for the BA Server.|
|Authentication||Set the security provider for the BA Server to either the default Pentaho Security or LDAP/Active Directory.|
|Mail Server||Set up the outgoing email server and the account used to send reports through email.|
|Licenses||Manage Pentaho software licenses.|
|Settings||Manage settings for deleting older generated files, either manually or by creating a schedule for deletion.|