The Security page allows the Site Administrator to configure the advanced security rules for the qTest Manager instance.  These configurations are optional and can be disabled at any time. Only users that are assigned an admin profile can access the Security page.  

How to Get Here

From the Site Administration page, select the Security tab to access the Site Administration-Security page.


Account Login Management

This section is used to manage your qTest account password criteria for your organization.


Setup Password/Login Rules

  1. Select the Users are requested to update password after checkbox to enable/disable the password rules. Once selected, the three subsequent fields are required.
  2. Enter a numeric value in the Users are requested to update password after field to specify the number of days after the date the current password was set, in which users are notified to change a password.
  3. Enter a numeric value in the Unchanged passwords will be invalid and accounts will be deactivated after field. This value is the number of days from the date the current password was set, in which accounts with unchanged passwords are deactivated. The system will send notifications to users to request password updates until the password is changed, or their account is deactivated.
    Example: you want users to change their password every 75 days, and the account to be deactivated after 90 days if no password update is completed. qTest will send notifications to users to update their password for 15 days until the password is changed.  After 15 days of pending, if the password is still not updated, the associated account will be deactivated.  
  4. Enter a numeric value in the User can reuse an old password after field to dictate the number of consecutive unique passwords that must be used before a previous password can be reused.
    Example: if the value is 8, the first eight passwords a user set for their account MUST be different from each other but the ninth password can be identical to any of the first eight passwords.  The subsequent cycles of eight distinct consecutive passwords continue in the same manner.
  5. Select the Maximum # of login attempts with invalid password checkbox to enable/disable this password rule. Enter a numeric value (greater than zero) in the associated field to define the number of login attempts with invalid passwords a user can input before their account will be deactivated.
  6. Select Save to activate the configurations.

Important: If a user account becomes deactivated from the rules established above, only the Site Administrator has the authority to reactivate those accounts.  

Audit Log

qTest Manager tracks some key events for security purposes.  You can export the audit log(s) to a CSV file.

  1. Select the date range for the events you want to include in the exported file. 
    • qTest Manager audit log was not available until the release of 8.4.6 (May 24, 2017). Therefore, you can only export data beginning from May 24, 2017 and afterward.
    • Audit log events are retained for up to one year. 
  2. Select the event types you want to include in the exported file.
  3. Select Export to download the CSV file.

Mail Recipients Management

This section is used by the Site Administrator to manage external email addresses for which qTest Manager is able to send reports. External email addresses, that are not associated with an active qTest Manager user can be entered here. Use a semicolon (;) to separate each email address.  

qTest Manager notification emails, user invitation emails, and other emails which are sent to qTest Manager users will not be blocked, because those email addresses are stored in the Licenses-User tab.


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