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Toad Intelligence Central 5.1 - Quick Start Guide

User Activity Report

The User Activity page of the Reports section allows you to view statistics related to Toad Intelligence Central user activity. This report is designed mainly for Administrators, but all users can view and export user activity data.

  • To open the User Activity page, select Reports | User Activity.

Landing Page

The landing page for this report provides a summary of user activity in Toad Intelligence Central.

To filter the landing page

  1. Select a time period from the Active Users Over the... drop-down list.
  2. Then select the activity for which you want to view user statistics.
    • Select Published to view the most-active publishers.
    • Select Consumed to view the most-active consumers. Consumer activities include downloading files, downloading data objects, querying data objects from Toad Data Point, and running Automation scripts.

    Users are sorted according to the number of objects published or consumed, highest to lowest. The top 10 most-active users (for the selected activity) are displayed.

Other actions

  • Click the N Total Users link to go to the Users page of the Web Console (Administration | Users) where you can view a list of Intelligence Central users, as well as user details (including objects associated with a user).
  • Click the N Total Groups link to go to the Groups page of the Web Console (Administration | Groups) where you can view a list of Intelligence Central groups, as well as group details and a list of objects shared with the group.

Drill Down to Additional Data

From the landing page, you can drill down to view more data about user activity.

To drill down to additional data

  1. Click the N Active Users link to view an expanded list of user activity. The time period is preserved. You can also export data from this page.

    On the TIC Active Users page, you can do the following:

    • Click a column header to sort the data grid by that column.
    • Click Download CSV to export the data to a .csv file.
    • Select a different time period from Active Users Over the....
  2. Click a user name to drill down to a list of the user's activities.
    • On the user's page, click a column header to sort the list by that column.
    • Click Download CSV to export the data to a .csv file.
  3. Click a link in the breadcrumb navigation to go back to a previous page.

Users and Groups

New users and groups can be added to Toad Intelligence Central. Which user role is required before adding new users is dependent on how Intelligence Central is configured. A user with the Administrator role can configure registration parameters through the Web interface. To learn how to configure new user registration, see the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide.

Use the following icons to identify the type of user or group wherever users/groups are displayed, for example the Users or Groups pages. Review the following descriptions.

Types of Users

Icon Description

Active Directory® Users

To self register from a web browser, click Register as a new user at the login prompt. The computer you use to login to Toad Intelligence Central must be accessible to your Windows® domain. This option is visible only if your local configuration allows self registration via a web browser.

To register new users post login, select Administration | Users | Add User | Add Active Directory User. Your local configuration may require login with an Administrator role to add Active Directory users.

Intelligence Central Users

To self register from a web browser, click Register as a new user at the login prompt. Deselect the option to Use my Active Directory details. Fill in your user details. The options in this procedure may not be visible or selectable, depending on your local configuration. Your local configuration may not allow self registration from a web browser or registration of new Intelligence Central users.

Following login to Intelligence Central from a web browser, to add users, select Administration | Users | Add User | Create Intelligence Central user. The availability of these steps depends on your Intelligence Central configuration.

Types of Groups

Icon Description

Active Directory Groups

Following login to Intelligence Central from a web browser, to add a group from Active Directory, select Administration | Groups | Add Group | Add Active Directory Group.

Your Intelligence Central configuration may require login with an Administrator role to add Active Directory groups.

Intelligence Central Groups

Any logged in user can create an Intelligence Central group.

View/Edit Users

In Toad Intelligence Central, new user accounts are created using one or both of the following methods:

  • Add (import) accounts from Active Directory®
  • Create accounts within Intelligence Central

Use the following icons to identify the source of a user account.

Icon Description

Active Directory® user (imported from Active Directory). This type of account uses Windows® credentials.

Intelligence Central user (created on Toad Intelligence Central). This type of user account exists only on Toad Intelligence Central and uses Intelligence Central credentials.

View User Information

You can view a list of users, as well as user details (including objects associated with a user), on the Users page of the Web interface.

To view user information

  1. In the Web interface, click Administration | Users to display the list of users on Toad Intelligence Central.
  2. Select a user to view details in the right pane. The following useful information is available:
    • Account details, email address, and user role.
    • Groups in which the user is a member.
    • Objects shared with the user.
    • Objects published by the user.

TIP: You can see only the objects shared with you. When viewing a user other than yourself, this user may have objects shared with them that you cannot see.

User Roles

Each user is granted a role. By default, a new user is granted the Standard role. A user with the Administrator role can change the default role for new users and can change the role of any existing user. See the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for more information.

Review the following role descriptions.

  • Administrator—Users with an Administrator role are granted all privileges in the administration of users, groups and objects. They are also granted some server and licensing privileges. The role of the Administrator (root user) cannot be changed.
  • Power User—Power users have all the privileges of the Standard user. In addition, Power users can force consumers to take a shared object that is published or managed by the Power user.
  • Standard User—All new users are granted the Standard role, by default.

Edit Your Account / Change Your Password

If your account is an Intelligence Central user account, you can edit some account details (profile) or change your password.

If your account was created by importing it from Active Directory, you cannot change the password through Toad Intelligence Central. However, Intelligence Central can be configured to synchronize with Active Directory. See the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for more information about synchronization.

To edit your Intelligence Central user details

  1. In the Web interface, click Administration | Users to display the list the users on Toad Intelligence Central.
  2. Select your user name.
  3. Click Edit in the Details pane to change your full name or email address.
  4. Click Reset Password to change your Intelligence Central account password.

Change Your Email Subscriptions

Intelligence Central can send activity reports and error alerts to users for objects they own or manage. Individual users can subscribe/unsubscribe to these email notifications through their user account details.

To modify your email subscriptions

  1. In the Web interface, click Administration | Users.
  2. Select your user name.
  3. Click Change subscription and then select which email notifications to receive. See the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for more information about Email Notifications.

View/Edit Groups

In Toad Intelligence Central, new groups are created using one or both of the following methods:

  • Add (import) groups from Active Directory®
  • Create groups within Intelligence Central

Use the following icons to identify the source of a group.

Group Description
Active Directory group (imported from Active Directory).
Intelligence Central group (created on Toad Intelligence Central). Groups with this icon exist only on Toad Intelligence Central.

Note that on Toad Intelligence Central, groups are a flat structure containing any number of users. A group on Toad Intelligence Central cannot contain sub-groups or nested groups.

View Group Information

You can view a list of groups, as well as group details, on the Groups page of the Web interface.

To view group information

  1. In the Web interface, click Administration | Groups to display the list of groups on Toad Intelligence Central.
  2. Select a group to display details in the right pane. The following useful information is displayed.
    • The group's source: local or Active Directory
    • A list of members in the group
    • Details of each member in the group: username, full name, and email address
    • A list of objects shared with the group

Edit an Intelligence Central Group

You can modify the list of members of an Intelligence Central group you own. You can remove an Intelligence Central group you own.

You cannot use Intelligence Central to modify a group imported from Active Directory. However, Intelligence Central can be configured to synchronize with Active Directory. See the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide for more information about synchronization.

Administrator login is required to remove Active Directory groups.

To edit an Intelligence Central group

  1. In the Web interface, click Administration | Groups to display the list the groups on Toad Intelligence Central.
  2. Select a group.
  3. Click Edit in the Details pane to modify the list of members in the group.
  4. Click Remove Group to remove the group from Intelligence Central.

    Share and Manage rights assigned to the group are removed with the group. The ability of individual members of the group to see/manage objects might be affected and is dependent on other rights assigned to them. A user is given the highest level of rights assigned to them, either as an individual or as a member of a group.

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