User Roles and Rights in Klaros-Testmanagement

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General User Roles in Klaros Test Management

The test management software offers four different user roles, which are assigned when the user is created and can be changed later if necessary:

1. Administrator
An Administrator always has access to all functions in Klaros-Testmanagement. In addition to the test-specific activities, this also includes user administration, backups and recovery as well as system-wide settings.

2. Test Manager
Test Managers have full read and write access to all data of a project. They can create and delete objects and manage project settings. This also includes creating, editing and deleting users with the "Tester" role.

3. Tester
Testers can run tests, edit test results and issues, and generate reports. Beyondt his, they have read-only access.

4. Guest
The Guest role is intended for Project Managers, Customers or Reviewers, for example. The Guest has complete but read-only access to all data and can display, save and export reports in other formats.

The general user roles apply to all existing projects. If required, however, further project-specific role changes can be made per user.

Project specific User Roles in Klaros Test Management

In addition to the global assignment, it is possible to reassign the user roles per project or to exclude users from individual projects. The user retains his global role, but receives extended or restricted rights or no access in the selected project.

This is useful, for example, when integrating external employees who may only be active in a specific project. On the other hand, a tester may need test manager rights in certain projects and can receive the corresponding assignment.

Restricting Access to Pages in Klaros-Testmanagement

Klaros-Testmanagement allows the creation of bookmarks for saved detail pages, which can be transferred as a link to Jira or another issue tracker. If access to these pages is to be restricted to registered users, the check mark for "Anonymous Project Access Disabled" must be set.

Further information and a rights matrix can be found in our documentation at https://www.klaros-testmanagement.com/files/doc/html/User-Manual.Appendix.Roles.html

Roadmap: Migrating from Oracle Java to OpenJDK

Situation

Oracle has changed the license terms for the Oracle Java Runtime distributions. Since Klaros-Testmanagement has only supported this Java platform so far, we have received numerous inquiries about providing alternative solutions.

Solution

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In the future we will gradually switch from Oracle Java to OpenJDK as the supported runtime environment.

Details

duke Logo Up to version 4.11.1 Klaros-Testmanagement still only supports Oracle Java 8. We recommend using Oracle Java Runtime 8u201. This version is still subject to the original license conditions and can therefore be used free of charge.

As of version 4.12 (Release date end of July 2019), all further versions of the 4.xx branch will support OpenJDK 8 as well as the Oracle Java Runtime Environment. The minimum supported version here is OpenJDK 8u201.

We recommend using the AdoptOpenJDK distributions (https://adoptopenjdk.net/).

From version 5.0 onwards Klaros-Testmanagement will support both Oracle Java Runtime and OpenJDK version 11.

Non-LTS versions (9,10,12,13) - no matter from which manufacturer - will never be supported. This applies to both Windows and Linux operating systems.

We hope to meet the interests of many users with this change.

Your opinion on this topic is important to us and we are looking forward to your feedback here, in the forum or also under support@verit.de.