User Management

You can adjust User Management settings and setup or review the registered user list.


When disabled, the user visionCATS_user will be used automatically.

System Settings

In this view, you can enable or disable the user management.


The security options and the Users tab are not available when the user management is disabled.

In a similar way to Microsoft Windows, you can set policies for a more secure system:

  • Minimum user id length

    The minimum amount of characters of the user id

  • Force a password change on first use

  • Force securer password

    The minimum number of rules that a password must follow.


    • your password must have an lower case letter

    • your password must have an upper case letter

    • your password must have a number

    • your password must have a special character

    With any level selected, Force securer password will enforce that the password is different than the user id.

  • Minimum password length

    The minimum amount of characters that a password must have

  • Allow re-use password after

    The user can reuse an old password after using others

  • Force change every

    After this time the user must change their password

  • Lock account after

    Max amount of failed logins, after that the account is locked automatically

  • User should re-enter password after switching to an “open as” item

    If check (default), the user must re-enter his password every time he click on a open as tab.


Don’t forget to save the changes!



All users are displayed in the table. The accounts admin (default system account, not intended to be used) and visionCATS_user (default user used when User Management is not activated), which are not modifiable, are displayed in blue.


  • addnewuser Add a new user

  • addwinuser Add an existing user from Windows or ActiveDirectory

    If most users use their own Windows account when working with visionCATS, you can import these Windows users in system, therefore a known Windows user will be automatically logged in.

    For adding Windows users, the Windows search window is used:


    visionCATS Login Name will be set to simple old Windows logon name. The UPN login (User Principal Name), if existing, given by ActiveDirectory will also be linked to visionCATS (the link is done on the security identifier (SID)). Therefore, it is possible to login (or E-Sign) with both type of logon name.


Passwords of Windows users are not stored in the system, and it is not possible to modify them from visionCATS.


Local or Workgroup users can also be used.

  • changepwd Change the password of the currently selected user

  • updatewinuser Update login and name information from Windows or ActiveDirectory (SID should remains the same)

  • exportusers The full table can be exported as a report XPS file

  • showhidden Toggle the display of locked users (useful if you have a lot of locked users)


It’s not possible to delete a user because users are referenced in the different actions logged in the system and in the analysis. Instead, use the Lock check box to prevent some users from using visionCATS.

User table

For each user (expect system accounts), you can set the following options:

  • Locked: A locked user can’t log in this visionCATS installation

  • Guest: Guest users are limited to the Guest folder

  • Create/edit analysis: Ability to create (method execution) and edit analysis files

  • Set readonly flag: Ability to set/unset the readonly flag on explorer items

  • Create/edit methods: Ability to create and edit methods

  • Create/edit comparisons: Ability to create and edit comparisons

  • Import/export: Ability to import/export files in the explorer view

  • Diagnostics: Ability to perform system diagnostics

  • System settings: Ability to change the system settings (regulatory settings, substance vial editor) and to perform system actions on explorer items, like restoring obsolete items

  • Licensing: Ability to request and import license keys

  • User management: Ability to configure the user management system and its accounts

  • Email address: the address used to send notification. See Notifications.