User Accounts in Time Tracker
Time Tracker is a web-based application. Point your browser to the URL where Time Tracker is installed, for example, to https://timetracker.anuko.com
and work in your browser. This is what the login screen looks like.
Time Tracker login screen
To start working with the system you need to have an account on it. If you are a regular user it is very likely that your team manager already created a few accounts and projects for your team. All you need to do is login and start tracking work hours
on the Time
tab. If you are a team manager or Time Tracker administrator, you'll need to create a team first. This is explained below.
About User Logins
Time Tracker has five types of logins, or roles: administrator
, team manager
, and user
- Administrator installs and initially configures Time Tracker. He or she usually creates the first team. The administrator can also manage teams and import team data from another Time Tracker server. The default login for Administrator is admin and the default password is secret. You can also use admin@localhost - this special login is always authenticated against a database even in LDAP installations. Note: admin@localhost is available since Time Tracker 220.127.116.1143.
- Manager supervises a team of users, clients, and co-managers by having full access to team data. Time Tracker can handle multiple teams. The team manager controls only a single team.
- Co-manager performs some of team management tasks such as working with users, projects, tasks, generating reports, and invoices. The co-manager role is useful for big teams. Small teams may do without co-managers. This role is almost like a team manager, but some tasks still require manager to login.
- Client has access to reports and invoices for a single or all clients. Client does not enter any data into Time Tracker. If you invoice customers, you can give them limited access to Time Tracker so that they can view this information.
- Users work with Time Tracker by entering data and generating reports for themselves.
Each user's login uniquely identifies that user. There can be only one active user per login.
Creating a Team
Working with Time Tracker begins with creating a team. Then the manager creates additional logins for co-managers, team members, and clients, if necessary. Even if you are just a single user, you still need to create a team for yourself.
The administrator may elect to install the system in MULTITEAM_MODE. When enabled anyone can create a new team by clicking the Create Team
link in the black menu. When MULTITEAM_MODE is disabled only the administrator can create teams. MULTITEAM_MODE is enabled by default.
This is what the form for creating a new team looks like:
Time Tracker form for creating teams
Creating Accounts for Team Members
Team manager can create additional logins for team members. You can do so on the Users
tab using the Add user
Create user accounts on the Users tab in Time Tracker
When adding a team member you can make him or her a co-manager. If you set it new team member will have some (but not all) manager rights, otherwise he or she will be a regular user. You can also specify default hourly rate for the new member and even set different rates depending on project if you have projects already created.
Use the Role selector to make user a co-manager in Time Tracker
The following user role options are available when team manager creates users. If Client
is not there, enable the Clients
User role options
When accounts are created, team members may login and use the system. To edit or delete users use Edit
links in team member table on the Users
Time Tracker User Guide