Configure Your Subscription

When Rally creates your subscription, a default workspace and a single default project are automatically created.  Use the Setup mode to administer your Rally subscription.

Use the Subscription tab to edit default workspace settings to include values that are meaningful in your development environment. You can also enable or disable features, manage users, create more administrators, change passwords for existing users, and set user permissions.

Configuring your subscription includes the following:

Manage your subscription

Use the Subscription tab to view and edit options for your Rally subscription. Edit and enable security options that apply to the entire subscription from this tab.

The Subscription Detail page lists relevant information regarding your subscription (as read-only) such as:

  • The products which are associated to your Rally subscription
  • The state of Web Services for your subscription (enabled or not enabled)
  • The maximum number of shared tabs or pages permitted (per subscription, per workspace )
  • The maximum number of private tabs or pages permitted (per subscription, per workspace, per user)

To manage your subscription, click the Actions button. The Edit Subscription option allows the subscription administrator to:

  • Enable workspace administrators' permissions to add users for their workspace.
  • Administer authentication methods.
  • Apply page settings.
  • Change password policies applied to all users accessing the subscription using the Rally password authentication method.
  • Deselect the Email Functionality check box to disable features that rely upon email, such as notification emails, automatic password changing, and welcome emails for new users.
  • Note: Deselect this field if you do not have an operational email server. This enables you to create users and passwords without requiring email messaging.

The sidebar located on the left of the page displays all revisions related to the current subscription. Click the Revision link to see a summary view of all revisions.

Password policies

You may further secure your subscription by implementing a password expiration policy. Enter the number of days until the user password expires.  When the day limit has been reached, the user is prompted at login to enter a new password.

The new password policies are applied to any new user or to any existing user when their password is changed.
However, you can force all users to update their passwords and adhere to the new policies applied by enabling the Password Expiration policy and setting the Number of Days before expiration to 1. This will force all passwords to expire the following day, forcing all users to update their password and adhere to the new policies in place. Remember on the following day to reset the Number of Days before expiration to a desired length other than one day.

Each user receives a notification email each day for seven days prior to the expiration. This allows password updates prior to expiration and ensures that all integrations and Web Services API connections remain uninterrupted.

Note: When your password has expired, or you change your password, previous passwords cannot be reused as the current password.  Specify the number of previous passwords that may not be used on the Edit Subscription page. For example, if three is specified, the user cannot reuse the current password or the previous three passwords.

When you have completed your edits, click the Save & Close button.

Export subscription data

You can export your entire repository data to an XML format.  Contact Support, and they will assist you in exporting your subscription data to XML.  When you request the export, our technical support engineers export your data and send you an email once the export is completed. The email contains a password-protected .zip file. Rally Support will then call you and provide the password.

Subscription fields

Field Description
Brief
ID A read-only field that displays your Rally-generated subscription ID.
Context
Allow Custom HTML and URL Apps Select these boxes to allow users in the workspace to create pages containing HTML and JavaScript.IMPORTANT: Enabling App pages allows users to create pages containing HTML, JavaScript, and other client-side scripting languages. Allowing this feature may expose your subscription to Cross Site Scripting (XSS) security vulnerabilities such as code injection and the manipulation of client-side applications by malicious users.
Authentication Select a value from the drop-down list to set the authentication method to be used for your subscription.  You can choose Rally, SSO, or either/or as your authentication method.
Session Timeout Select the amount of time of inactivity before a user is logged out of Rally.
Workspace Admins Can Add Users: Select this box to allow workspace admins to add new users for their respective workspaces.
Email Functionality Select this box to enable email-dependent features such as notification emails, automatic password changing and, welcome emails for new users. By default, this box is selected and email features are enabled. IMPORTANT: Clear the Email Functionality checkbox if you do not have an operational email server. This enables you to create users and passwords without requiring email messaging.
Password Policies
Password Expiration Enabled - Select this box to enable password expiration for your subscription.
Number of Days - Indicate the number of days for which a password is valid. When a password exceeds the number of indicated days, the user is prompted upon login for new password.
Minimum Password Length Enter the minimum number of characters of a valid password for your organization. Valid lengths are 8–20 characters.
Required Password Rules Select the number of random rules to apply to passwords for this subscription. The more rules applied, the more secure your password becomes.
Maximum Failed Login Attempts Before Lock Out Input the number of invalid login attempts a user can enter before being locked out of the subscription.  Valid numerical entry for this field is from 3–99. If any other value is entered, an error message informs you of the limits.
Amount of Time Users will be Locked Out Click the drop-down arrow and select the length of time the user is locked out after the number of invalid login attempts has been exceeded.  If the subscription has email notifications enabled, the user will receive an email stating they have been locked out and the length of time they are locked out per the subscription configuration.
Number of Previous Passwords to Track Indicate the number of previous passwords that may not be used as a current password. The number entered is in addition to the current password. For example, if three is specified, the user cannot reuse the current password or the previous three passwords.

 

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