Admin Intro to The Acrolinx Dashboard

Sign in to the Dashboard

To sign in to the Dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Access the dashboard by using a web browser and the following URL:

    http://<ACROLINX_URL>:8031/dashboard.html

    <ACROLINX_URL> is the IP address or host name of your Acrolinx Platform.

    If you’re logged on to the computer that is running Acrolinx, use localhost as the Acrolinx URL.

    If the dashboard doesn’t appear, start the services manually.

  2. On the Sign-In page, type your Username and Password.

    The Username of the default administrator account is admin. The default administrator Password is also admin.
  3. Click SIGN IN.

    You'll see your username in the header bar of the Dashboard.

  4. After you've signed in for the first time, perform the following steps:
    • Change your password by clicking the Settings button in the upper-right corner and edit the Sign-In Details.

      If you have configured external authentication, you can’t change your password in the Dashboard. You need to change the password in your directory service.

    • Check that the servers are running properly by clicking the Servers link in the navigation menu.

      The Servers page contains information on the core server, Analytics server, and individual language servers. Click the individual language servers to view the server version and status, available resources, and checking statistics. You can use this information to monitor the server performance and confirm the configuration for each server. The general information section also contains information that you can use to measure the current server performance and to identify any connectivity problems.

Language Server Information

When you open a server information page for a language server, the page contains additional sections for writing guides, term sets, and server settings. You can review the information in these sections to quickly check that all the components of your guidance package (formerly linguistic resources) have loaded.

Sign-In Restrictions

Due to technical and licensing reasons, there are two constraints:

  • You can’t sign in to the dashboard using more than one web browser window at a time.

    If you attempt to sign in to the dashboard in a second web browser window, a message appears and your dashboard session expires in the first window.

  • You can’t log sign in the dashboard from two different computers using the same user ID.

    If you attempt to sign in to the dashboard from a second computer, the following message appears on the first computer:

    Your session has expired.

Dashboard Version Detection

If you upgrade your Acrolinx Platform to a higher version, the Dashboard may request that you refresh your web browser. This is because web browsers cache the Dashboard code. The Dashboard can behave unpredictably when the code is updated but the Dashboard is still using code from an older version.

To refresh your web browser and Dashboard code:

  • Clear all temporary files from your web browser cache and reload the Dashboard page.

    In Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, you can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + F5.

Built-in Dashboard Users

Acrolinx comes with a default admin user intended for standard server administration tasks. Your installation might include additional built-in users that are necessary for specific features. The number of extra built-in users depends on the features that are included in your license.

We recommend that you change the default passwords of your built-in users (admin:admin and termbrowser:termbrowser) as soon as possible.

The following licensed features come with built-in users:

  • The Term Browser module:
    If your license contains the Acrolinx Term Browser module, the additional users termbrowser and termcontribution are also included with the server.
    • The termbrowser user is intended for configuring the Term Browser search settings.
    • The termcontribution user is intended for recording changes that anonymous users submit from the term contribution and "Add comment" forms.

Built-in users have the following default roles:

  • The admin user has the role Super Administrator with all available privileges.
  • The termbrowser user has the role Term Browser and can sign in and view terms.
  • The termcontribution user has the role Term Contributor and can sign in, contribute terms, and add comments to existing terms.

The following restrictions and exceptions apply to built-in users:

  • You can’t delete a built-in user.
  • You can’t assign other roles than the preconfigured roles to the built-in users.
  • If your license contains a named user limit, the built-in users don’t count towards this limit.