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Before using your own ID cards and directory, we recommend you get started with a simple system built into GroundControl. GroundControl provides a hosted user directory for evaluation, and a simple “Pinpad” web application. With these two systems, you can create users (real or imaginary) and assign each a PIN. This PIN will be used for identity and to check out devices.
IMPORTANT: This system is inherently insecure and intended only for evaluation use.
In the GroundControl Admin Console, navigate to Admin > Checkout.
1. In Admin> Check Out, set the Authentication Method to “GroundControl Pinpad,” and set the Identity Web Service to “GroundControl User Service.”
2. Click the purple button “Open Users” to open the User Directory. This is a web application to maintain a simple, hosted, user directory.
3. Click the “Add User” button to add the scanned badge ID and a username. This system does not integrate with your organization’s canonical user directory, so you can choose any user name. Also create a simple numeric PIN such as “123”.
4. Click “Add” and the web app will add the user to the directory.
Once you add a few users, you may close the User Directory and return to GroundControl. It’s time to test!
Next: Using the Pinpad App