Users, Groups and Permissions
Defining users and groups in PractiTest is very easy.
Adding a group
To create a new group, enter the group’s name and click the ‘Create Group’ button.
After the group is added you can edit its permissions and add members.
Adding a user
To add a user, just enter the user’s email address and click the ‘Add’ button.
By default, the new user will be added to the Testers groups.
Customizing Group’s members and permissions
Adding a member to a group
You can choose to add a single member or a group to be part of another group.
To do this click the "Edit" link next to a group's name, choose the name of the user or the group and click the ‘Add’ button.
Setting group’s permissions
Each group has its own permissions.
To set a group’s permissions, click the "Edit" link next to a group's name. next, select or un-select the relevant permissions (look at the image above). When you finish, click the ‘Save Changes’ button.
There are three predefined groups in PractiTest.
You cannot set their permissions, but you can add or delete as many members as needed to the groups:
- Administrator – users under this group have the permissions to do everything within the system. If you can customize the Project settings and permissions (and see this screen), you are probably under the Administrator group.
- Testers – ‘testers’ do almost everything within the system (they behave like Administrators for Issues, Requirements and Tests), but their members do not have access to most project customizations such as Permissions, Custom Fields, Workflow.
- Developers – ‘developers’ have full grants for Issues (Create, Edit and View Issues and reports), but they may only view tests, runs and requirements; and cannot edit or delete any of them. Like testers, developers as well don’t have access to most Project customizations.
Note: If a user belongs to more than one group, then it’s permissions are the Union of all groups permissions that she belongs to.