The Express User Interface
The Express User Interface (EUI) is a way to access, deploy and undeploy selected deployments in a simplified tiled view without other distracting elements. This Express User Interface is specially designed for users that only need to consume compositions created for them by other developers. Users accessing the Express User Interface will utilize published Runs and Scenarios that have published as Compositions.
Managing the Express User Interface
Roles in the Express User Interface
In the Express User Interface, there are two major roles:
- Express User
- Composition Publisher
If you are unclear if you have sufficient permissions to change user roles as described below, contact your Project Owner or Team Manager for more details. If you do have the necessary permissions to manage projects and membership, see this KB for more information on roles in CONS3RT.
The Express User is the consumer of compositions, and sees the simplified Express User Interface by default. Express Users need to have the first two checkboxes selected as depicted in the screenshot below. If any other boxes are checked, the user in question will see the ordinary UI.
The Express User relies on the Composition Publisher role to publish proven and tested runs or scenarios as compositions. The Composition Publisher role requires the checkbox circled in red in the screenshot below to allow the selected user to publish and manage Compositions.
Standard users or Composition Publishers can enter the Express User Interface by hovering over the Account Management Icon in the upper right and selecting Express Mode. This new shortcut gives Standard users quick and easy access to the Express UI for troubleshooting. To return to the Standard Interface, select Exit Express Mode from the same dropdown menu.
Note, Express Users are dependent on published compositions made available to them by other project members with the Composition Publisher role. Express Users entering a project with no published composition will be greeted with a blank screen with no “tiles” until a composition has been published that they can access. Please ensure that compositions have been published in the relevant project to avoid potential confusion.
Setting Default User Permissions to the Express User Interface
As a Project Manager, you can set Express User as the default role for all new users added to your Project.
To accomplish this:
- Navigate to the Project heading under the Manage heading in the main navigation bar
- Select the Project that you intend to update
- Click Manage in the top right of the screen
- Select the Express toggle from the options below
Note: Any existing users in the project with additional roles or permissions will be unaffected by this toggle. This toggle will only set default roles for any new CONS3RT users.
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If you have additional questions, or find yourself having difficulties managing the Express User Interface, please feel free to contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org