Step 2. Configure User General Properties

About this task

The General tab on the User Properties dialog box lets you define the following for a new user:
  1. Role
  2. Authentication Type
  3. Password/Confirm password
  4. User name
  5. Enabled
  6. Password expires
Note: If you change a user's configuration dynamically, the user must log out then log back in for the changes to take effect.



  1. Select to the right of the input field to display the Select A Role window and use it to select the role.
  2. Optional: Select to create a new role, edit the current role, or browse for another role.

Authentication Type


Select one of the following procedures that CIMPLICITY should perform to authenticate a user when the user logs in:
SelectionCIMPLICITY allows access
None With no password.
CIMPLICITY When the user enters the name and password that are in the Users dialog box.

The user's role and other specifications are also defined.

Windows Domain Available when both:
  • The user is a member of a selected Windows Authentication group.
  • Enable Windows Authentication is checked in the Windows Authentication window.
The user's assigned role and name may be different from the role assigned to the group.
Windows Domain with Group Mapping Available when both:
  • The user is a member of a selected Windows Authentication group.
  • Enable Windows Authentication is checked in the Windows Authentication window.
CIMPLICITY assigns the user a role for the first selected group in which the user is found.

Password and Confirm Password


  1. When CIMPLICITY is selected as the Authentication Type, enter the user's password in the Password box.
    Important: The password length can be a maximum of 16 characters.
  2. Re-enter the password in the Confirm Password box.
    Asterisks are displayed in place of the characters you type.

    The following runtime rules also apply to user passwords:

    During runtime, a user:

    • Is prompted to change the password when the current password expires.
    • Can change the password from the CIMPLICITY Login Panel.
    • Can use the Change Password command in the Basic Control Engine to change the password in CimView.
    • (In a Server Redundancy configuration) can only change the password when the Primary computer is running.
    The new password must comply with the password complexity rules set up for the entire project.
    The user is not prompted to change his or her password at runtime when the following are selected as the Authenticated Type:
    SelectionCIMPLICITY allows access when the user enters:
    NoneNo password.
    Windows DomainThe user's authorized Windows password.
    Windows Domain with Group MappingThe user's authorized Windows password.

User Name


Optional: Enter the user's name or descriptive text about the user.



  • Check to enable the user account.
  • Clear to disable the account.
When Enabled is unchecked, the account is not available for user login.
Note: If you disable an account dynamically, currently logged in users will not be logged out; however, new log in attempts will be rejected.

Password expires


Enter the number of days until the user's password expires.
Note: Zero indicates that the password never expires.
After the elapsed number of days, the user will be required to change the password prior to logging in.
Note: In a Server Redundancy configuration, automatic password expiration is not supported.