Logging into LDMS for the First Time

LDMS requires users to log in with their own, unique user name and password. The first time you start LDMS, you need to create a new user to act as your system administrator. This person will have the ability to create accounts for other users.

Creating your first LDMS User

  1. Log into LDMS with the temporary user ADMIN, and the password admin. This is the only time you will use this account.

  2. From the LDMS menu bar, click Administration > User Configuration

  3. To create an account for your system administrator, click New User.

  4. Enter the login name for the person into the User Name field. User names must be unique at your laboratory. A good idea is to use person's first initial and last name (e.g. jdoe for "John Doe").

  5. Enter the user's full name into the Real Name field.

  6. Enter the user's initials into the Initials field. By default, the user's initials are used by LDMS in specific places to document the user making a change or entering data.

  7. Click the OK button.

  8. Enter a password for the user into the New Password and Confirm Password fields. The passwords must match.

  9. Select the System Administrator Capabilities check box.

  10. In the Menu Permissions list, click the column header labeled Full to give the user access to all features in LDMS.

  11. Click the button from the LDMS toolbar.

  12. From the User ID drop down list, select ADMIN.

  13. Click Delete.

  14. When prompted to save your changes, click the Yes button.

From now on, the user that you created will act as the administrator for your LDMS system. They will be able to create new users and manage what users can do within LDMS. You can create more than one user with these administrative capabilities.