Using the root console

Super users and the root user can access the Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise (PE) root console to manage users' account credentials, change super user permissions, configure single sign-on, access all workspaces associated with the installation, transfer workspace ownership, and update the installation's settings.

To access the root console as the root user, sign into Continuous Delivery for PE with the root account credentials established during installation. As a super user, select Root console from the workspaces drop down menu on the Continuous Delivery for PE navigation bar.

To exit the root console, click any workspace name.

Designate super users

Any Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise (PE) user except the root user can be designated as a super user. Super users can access the root console to reset other users' credentials, delete users, manage global shared job hardware, and designate the users allowed to manually approve deployments to protected Puppet environments.

To designate super users, you must have root or super user permissions to access the root console.
  1. Log into the root console by signing in as the root user or by selecting Root console from the workspaces drop down menu on the Continuous Delivery for PE navigation bar.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Locate the user's name in the list, enable the Super User switch, and confirm the change.
  4. Repeat to designate additional super users.

Change a user's password

Users can reset their own passwords at any time by clicking Forgot your password? on the Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise (PE) login screen. If you need to update the root user's password, change a user's password on their behalf, or revoke a user's access to Continuous Delivery for PE, use the root console.

Do perform these actions, you must have root or super user permissions to access the root console.
CAUTION: Resetting a user's password does not automatically log the user out of Continuous Delivery for PE. If you reset a user's password to revoke their access to Continuous Delivery for PE, the user can still access their account until their session expires or they log out. You also need to disable the user's corporate email account or Reset the user's email address to prevent the user from manually resetting their password through the Forgot your password? link.
  1. Log into the root console by signing in as the root user or by selecting Root console from the workspaces drop down menu on the Continuous Delivery for PE navigation bar.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Locate the user whose password you want to reset and click User settings .
  4. Click Change password, enter and confirm the new password, and click Change password.

Reset a user's email address

Users can change their own email address at any time by clicking Change email on the Profile page. If you need to change a user's email address on their behalf, use the root console.

You must have root or super user permissions to access the root console and perform this action.
  1. Log into the root console by signing in as the root user or by selecting Root console from the workspaces drop down menu on the Continuous Delivery for PE navigation bar.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Locate the user whose email address you want to change and click User settings .
  4. Enter the user's new email address and click Change email.

Delete a user

Use the root console to permanently delete a user from Continuous Delivery for Puppet Enterprise (PE).

You must have root or super user permissions to access the root console and perform this action.
  1. Log into the root console signing in as the root user or by selecting Root console from the workspaces drop down menu on the Continuous Delivery for PE navigation bar.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Locate the user you want to delete and click Delete user .
  4. Confirm that you want to permanently delete the user by entering the user's user name and clicking Yes, delete user.
Results
The user is permanently deleted from your Continuous Delivery for PE installation.