Select User Management > Users.

A user is someone who accesses FME Server applications, services, and other resources. A user can belong to one or more roles.

For more information about users and roles in FME Server, see Role-Based and User-Based Access Control.

When FME Server is installed for the first time, default user accounts are created. Note that the default Status of these accounts, except the admin account, is Disabled.

The columns displayed in the Users table are:

Name: Name of the user account.

Full Name & Email: Full name of user and email address.

Roles : Roles assigned to the user account.

Status: Whether the User account is enabled or disabled.

Quick Tasks

  • To enable or disable user accounts, check their corresponding boxes, and click Enable or Disable.
  • To remove users, check their boxes, and click Remove.
  • To restrict or expand your view of users to hide or show Active Directory users, click Options and check (or uncheck) Hide active directory users.
  • To add users to roles, select one or more users and click Add Roles. In the Add Roles dialog, click inside Role(s) to Add and select a role to which to add the user(s). Repeat to add the user(s) to more roles.

Adding and Removing Users

To add a user account, click New. Alternatively, select an existing user and click Duplicate. A dialog displays to add a new user account. This dialog is similar to Configuring an Existing User, below.

To remove a user account, select it and click Remove.

Viewing and Configuring User Permissions and Other Settings

To configure an existing user account, click an entry in the table. The Edit User page opens. Configure the following settings, and click OK to save your changes.


The account name to use for logging in to FME Server. This field displays only when adding a user.

Full Name

Display name of the user account.

Account Enabled

If green (slider to the right), the user account is enabled. To disable the user account, move the slider to the left.

Sharing Enabled

If enabled, the user can share items they own or manage with other users or roles. To disable sharing, move the slider to the left. For more information, see Shared Access

Change Password on Next Login

If enabled, the password of this user account must be updated on each subsequent login. This setting is useful for user accounts that are shared among multiple persons.


(Optional) Email address of the user. This field must be set if Reset Password is enabled and you want this user to be able to reset their password.

Assigned Security Roles

Roles to which the user belongs.

To assign roles to the user, click inside the blank space of the field and select a role in the drop-down. To remove roles from the user, click the "x" beside the role name.

Change Password

(Optional) Click to change the password that must be entered by the user to log in.

Tip: To allow users to reset their own passwords, see Reset Password. To set standards for new and updated passwords, see Password Policy.


You can give a user access to different functions in FME Server, regardless of assigned role. Check the box beside a function to grant access. If a user already has access through membership in a role, it is indicated with a check icon. Mouse-over an icon to see the role through which permission is granted.

Optionally, you can add permissions to match those from an existing role. Click Load Template. On the Load Template from Role dialog, select the role from which to load permissions, and click OK. This option adds any additional permissions that are not already granted. No permissions are removed. You can click Load Template multiple times to add permissions from more roles.

There are two levels of permissions:

  • General: Allows a user to view the corresponding navigation link in the Web User Interface, along with select management functions, depending on the category. For example, if Access is checked beside Repositories, the user can access the Repositories page. Additionally, if Create is checked, the user can create repositories on the Repositories page.
  • Item: Allows a user specific permissions on items within functional categories. To view items, click the drop-down icon of a category (v). For example, when you expand the Repositories category, you see the individual repositories on your FME Server, along with the permissions that can be granted for each one.

The following is a detailed explanation of general- and item-level (where applicable) permissions for each category: