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Create and manage Users in the NxtPort console

User management

Introduction

This document describes the User management within the NxtPort console. Users that are created within the scope of the NxtPort platform are able to 

  • Make API calls
  • Use the User Interfaces of Bulkchain, Import Consignment and Next Mode of Transport

For access to the following user interfaces, please refer to the C-point for user management. 

However, API access for these use cases also requires you to follow this tutorial. 

Authentication provider

NxtPort allows different authentication providers to link their user directory to it's platform. Always be sure to use the applicable provider for your entity. We currently support

  • C-point authentication (for Certified Pick up, Qronoport and Visigip)
  • NxtPort authentication (for other Use Cases)

In case you wish more information on how to be set up as an authentication provider, please create a support ticket.

Create a new API user

Open the NxtPort console

Be sure to use the corresponding authentication provider link when you login. 

When you are successfully logged in, you are redirected to the Console Dashboard. 

 

Now click on the My organisation tab on the left menu

If you are logged in with a user from another authentication provider (eg C-point) you will not be able to edit information of users that were synced with that provider. You are only able to create, edit and delete additional users. Please be aware that these users are not synced back to the authentication provider and that you cannot use an e-mail address of an existing user. It is also not possible to sync a user via the authentication provider as soon as an API user has been created via the NxtPort console.

Now click on the Users button on the right side menu to open the overview of your users. 

Click on the button to create a New User

Enter a value in all the mandatory fields and click on the Save Button

If you are using an authentication provider, we suggest to enter a value in subdivision (eg API users) to quickly find the API users in the list of users.

If applicable, select the roles for this user. In some use cases, this may have an impact on what API calls the user is allowed to perform. An e-mail will be sent to the user, allowing him/her to complete their profile and select a password. Once completed, they will be able to access the NxtPort console and perform API calls. 

Edit, disable or remove a user

Go to the User overview screen and click on the Edit button of the user you wish to edit.

If you opened a user that was synced from an external authentication provider, you will see a warning message on top of the screen: This user is linked with external entity provider APCS. Some functionality is limited. This user cannot be modified. Please refer to the authentication provider information to manage this user. 

In this screen 

  • You can request a password reset in case the user no longer has access to his account
  • Edit the information and the applicable roles of the user
  • Remove the user from your entity

When you remove a user, it will not be possible to create a new user with the same e-mail address. Please contact support for further assistance.

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