The RedTail login screen contains four text boxes that require user input. These text boxes can be pre-recorded for a more convenient login and can be set for automated login.
The first two boxes are for the user’s username and password while the other two boxes are for the names of the server and database. Note that the server and database boxes have an inactive color indicating that once set – they seldom change.
The server can be either the IP address or server name that runs RedTailSQL server and stores the company data. The database should always read redtail for any live installation. In the event of a test database residing on the RedTail server, a user can change the name from redtail to the name of the test database.
Once you have your login credentials you can click on the RedTail logo in the login screen to save your configuration.
You can also click on the Help button to the left of the RedTail logo for additional login assistance.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR CUSTOMIZING THE LOGIN
Before saving your login information, consider the environment where the computer is being used. In places where the username and password is always the same such as a PC at an ordering desk, pre-recording data in all four boxes may be applicable. In locations that require secure access such as a back office you may want to avoid saving the username and password.
If you decide to pre-record the username and password for a more convenient login you should use a login with low RedTail security.
FULLY AUTOMATED LOGIN:
RedTail also provides configuration for a fully automated login whereby no user intervention is required. This may be applicable for single purpose station such as a PC running the RedTail Time Clock module. You can configure as many stations as you like for automated login which must be done from each station requiring such a configuration.
- Login into RedTail
- From the Main Menu click on the System Configuration page tab
- Click on the Change Login Defaults button
- Review your username, password, server and database configuration
- Make any necessary changes
- Place a checkmark in the Auto Login This Computer checkbox
- Choose an Auto Login Station from the drop down list of stations
- Click the Save and Close button
You can click on the Show Tips menu button for additional assistance. Carefully choose your station for the auto login procedure to avoid duplicate stations designated for an auto login. RedTail will not permit a user to choose a station that is already in use by another user. Therefore, when the first auto login computer is actually logged on, the configured station will then be in use. If a second station designated as an auto login station with the same station selection attempts to login – the system will prompt the user with a message to choose a different station.