ManicTime Server v3.5

What's new in this version:

Native ManicTime Server users

From the first version on, ManicTime Server relied on Windows users. This worked great, if you had a Windows domain, where all users were already part of a domain. But it was not a great solution, if ManicTime Server was installed on a standalone server. In this case you had to create Windows users, so they could log on to ManicTime Server.

Installation

In this version we added native ManicTime Server users. During installation you have an option to choose which users you want, Windows or ManicTime Server users:
  • Windows users (works the same as previous versions) - Use, when your users are already a part of the domain. This way you don't have to do anything, domain users will be able to access ManicTime Server automatically.
  • ManicTime Server users - If your users are not part of the Windows domain (you would have to create Windows users, so they could access ManicTime Server) or you have a lot of Mac users, then choose ManicTime Server users.
    When you use this option, you will have to create user accounts once the server is installed.

You can only choose one type of users.
Windows or native users
If you choose ManicTime Server users, you need to setup https in the next step.

User management

To add more users, go to Administration -> Users and click on Create user.
Create native user
When you create a user you get an activation link, which you can send to the user. Activation link allows the user to choose his/her own password and then use the account to login or send data with ManicTime.
Activation link
Activation link - choose a password
User can then use the same username and password to send data from ManicTime.
Connect ManicTime with native user credentials
In Administration -> Email you can setup an email account, which ManicTime Server uses to send emails. When account is correctly configured, you can also send activation links via email.
Send activation and password reset links via email
If you suspect an account has been compromised, go to Administration -> Users and click on Reset password next to a username. After you click Reset password, user will be logged out from all devices and he/she will need to choose another password, before he/she can use the account again.
Reset password

Password policy

You can also choose a password policy for your users (Administration -> Users -> Password policy). By default password needs to be 8 chars long and contain at least 2 of these groups:
  • lowercase letters
  • uppercase letters
  • special characters
  • numbers
Sample passwords with default settings:
  • 123 - Invalid (too short)
  • sljkdflw - Invalid (only one group is used)
  • 23984kjh - Valid
Password policy