Administration

The Jazz Team Server provides a web-based administrative UI for setup, configuration, and administration of the server. The server configuration can be modified and saved by authorized administrators through a browser, in many instances without requiring a restart. Administrators can view key statistics and see the requests currently being executed. The web UI also provides an easy-to-use server setup wizard that guides you through setting up common configuration settings, such as: database configuration, email notifications, user management, and LDAP integration.

Web-based setup

Jazz Team Server provides an easy to use “Server Setup Wizard” that guides you through setting up common configuration settings: database configuration, email notifications, and user management. This wizard is accessible to authorized administrative users from a web browser.

The wizard lets you choose between a simple “fast path” setup with minimal configuration, which is useful for getting started or evaluation, or a custom setup which walks you through each of the options.

Web-based server administration

The server also provides a web-based administrative UI, where authorized administrative users can connect to monitor or configure the server. This includes pages for viewing the server status, viewing statistics for frequently accessed requests, or seeing “what’s happening on the server”.

User management and LDAP integration

The Jazz Team Server has the capability to import users from an external LDAP directory. This will be the same user registry (realm) used for authentication and authorization. This helps to ease the burden of maintaining user data in two places. The process of creating a new user involves adding them to the LDAP directory, assigning appropriate group membership, and then importing the user data from the directory.

When using the LDAP integration, the server also runs a nightly sync task that updates Jazz user records with any changes made in the LDAP directory, including the addition of new users.

For lightweight installations using the Tomcat User Database Realm (stored in the file /conf/tomcat-users.xml), the system can either import from or write back to the user registry, allowing new users to be created or passwords to be updated using the application in a live server.

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