FME Flow: 2024.1


Select User Management > Users.

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

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

When FME Flow 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.

To customize the display of columns in the Users table, click the Customize Columns icon. The available columns are:

  • Name: Name of the user account.
  • Full Name & Email: Full name of user and email address.
  • Roles : Roles assigned to the user account.
  • Type: Origin of the user account.
  • Status: Whether the User account is enabled or disabled. Additionally, an icon displays if the account is configured to require a password change on next login, either explicitly (see below), or because the password has expired.

Quick Tasks

  • To enable or disable user accounts, check their corresponding boxes, and click Actions > Enable or Disable.
  • To remove users, check their boxes, and click Actions > Remove.
  • To add users to roles, select one or more users and click Actions > 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 Actions > Duplicate. A dialog displays to add a new user account. This dialog is similar to Configuring an Existing User, below.

Note  Usernames cannot contain any of the following special characters: /:*?"<>|^&='+%#

To remove user accounts, select them and click Actions > Remove. On the Remove User(s) dialog, specify a user to take ownership of any items that may be owned by the users you are removing, and click OK.

  • Removing a user that owned Flow Apps causes them to be disabled. The API token for a Flow App will no longer be associated with that user. To run, the app must be explicitly enabled.
  • Removing a user that owned Automations that are in start or debug mode causes them to enter the stopped state.

Requiring Password Change on Next Login (Multiple Users)

You can require all users, or selected users, to update their passwords upon next login to the Web User Interface. This action may be useful in the event of a security breach of FME Flow.

When requiring a password change from multiple users, keep in mind the following:

  • You cannot require users imported from Authentication Services to update their passwords. As well, the account implementing the requirement is exempt.
  • To set standards for new and updated passwords, see Password Policy.

To require password change on next login (multiple users):

  1. Select the users who must update their passwords.
  2. Tip  To select all users, check the box beside Name, at the top of the Users table.
  3. Select Actions > Require Password Change.
  4. On the Require Password Change dialog, click OK.

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.