3.1 Creating a new User Profile

 This only applies to users that were assigned an Admin profile with Edit/View permissions.

Appropriate User Profiles can access the Site Administration-User Profiles page. (Refer to Assign User Profile section of Site Administration-Licenses & Users)

This function allows the site admin to create, edit or remove the profiles’ access and authorities. qTest provides a list of common User profiles for your daily user management (Developer, Quality Control, Project manager, Project Admin, Business Analyst) and an Admin profile (Administrators). By default, the one who registers a new site is automatically assigned to the “Administrators” profile.

  • Admin profile includes the following permissions: Create Projects, Edit Projects, Archive Projects, List Projects, Manage Client Users, Edit User Profiles, View User Profiles, Manage Client Information
  • User profiles include detailed permissions on each qTest module and object. (Requirements, Test case, Test execution, Defect and Reports)

To access the Site Administration-User Profiles page:

  1. From the Site Administration page, click the USER PROFILES tab
  2. This system opens up a list of all the existing admin profiles and user profiles with their corresponding detailed permissions. Here, you can add more admin/user profiles, remove an admin/user profile, or edit permissions of a selected profile.
    User Profiles page

Add User Profiles

To add a new Admin profile:

  1. From the left hand side menu, click the Add new admin profile button.
  2. In the right hand input form, the new admin profile is called “Untitled” by default, and all permissions are unchecked. Change the name of the profile as desired and check/uncheck the check boxes to grant/deny corresponding permissions for this profile.
    New admin profile input form
  3. Click Reload button to restore all the checked boxes back to default values.
  4. Click the Save button to finalize the new admin profile.

HINT: qTest will automatically check / un-check permissions that are needed to enable certain permission. For example if the Admin ticks the Create Projects permission, qTest will also enable the List Projects permission if it’s not already checked. Remember that this is not two-way which means that once the admin un-checks the Create Projects permission, that user still be able to List Projects.

To add a new User profile:

  1. From the left hand side menu, click the Add new user profile button
  2. In the right hand side input form, the new user profile is called “Untitled” by default, with all permissions unchecked. Change the name of the profile as desired, and check/uncheck the check boxes to grant/deny corresponding permissions for this profile.
    New user profile input form
  3. Click the Reload button to restore all the checked boxes backed to default values.
  4. Click the Save button to finalize the new user profile.