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MantisBT 2.0

Admin Guide

Reference for Administrators

MantisBT Development Team


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Copyright © 2016 MantisBT team. This material may only be distributed subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), V1.2 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.txt).
Abstract
This book is targeted at MantisBT administrators, and documents the installation, upgrade, configuration, customization and administration tasks required to operate the software.

1. About MantisBT
1.1. What is MantisBT?
1.2. Who should read this manual?
1.3. License
1.4. How to get it?
1.5. About the Name
1.6. History
1.7. Support
1.8. MantisBT News
1.9. Versioning
2. Installation
2.1. Overview
2.2. System Requirements
2.2.1. Server Hardware Requirements
2.2.2. Server Software Requirements
2.2.3. Client Requirements
2.3. Pre-installation / upgrade tasks
2.4. New Installation
2.5. Upgrading
2.6. Configure your installation
2.7. Post-installation and upgrade tasks
2.8. Post-installation tasks
2.9. Post-upgrade tasks
2.10. Backups
2.10.1. MySQL Backups
2.11. Uninstall
3. User Management
3.1. Creating User Accounts
3.2. Enabling/Disabling User Accounts
3.3. Deleting User Accounts
3.4. User Signup
3.5. Forgot Password and Reset Password
3.6. Impersonating a user
3.7. Changing Password
3.8. Pruning User Accounts
3.9. Authorization and Access Levels
3.10. Auto Creation of Accounts on Login
3.11. User Preferences
3.12. User Profiles
4. Issue Lifecycle and Workflow
4.1. Issue Creation
4.2. Issue Statuses
4.3. Workflow
4.3.1. Workflow Transitions
4.3.2. Workflow Thresholds
5. Configuration
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Database
5.3. Path
5.4. Webserver
5.5. Configuration Settings
5.6. Security and Cryptography
5.7. Signup and Lost Password
5.8. Email
5.9. Version
5.10. Language
5.11. Display
5.12. Time
5.13. Date
5.14. Time Zone
5.15. News
5.16. Default Preferences
5.17. Summary
5.18. Bugnote
5.19. File Upload
5.20. HTML
5.21. Authentication
5.21.1. Global authentication parameters
5.21.2. LDAP authentication method parameters
5.22. Status Settings
5.23. Filters
5.24. Misc
5.25. Cookies
5.26. Speed Optimisation
5.27. Reminders
5.28. Bug History
5.29. Sponsorship
5.30. Custom Fields
5.31. My View Settings
5.32. Relationship Graphs
5.33. Wiki Integration
5.34. Sub-Projects
5.35. Field Visibility
5.36. System Logging and Debugging
5.37. Time Tracking
5.38. API
5.38.1. Disabling the webservice API
5.39. Anti-Spam Configuration
5.40. Due Date
5.41. User Management
5.42. View Page Settings
6. Page descriptions
6.1. Login page
6.2. Main page
6.3. View Issues page
6.4. Issue View page
6.5. Issue Change Status page
6.6. Issue Edit page
6.7. My Account Page
6.7.1. Preferences
6.7.2. Profiles
6.7.3. Manage Columns
6.7.4. API Tokens
6.8. System Management Pages
6.8.1. Manage Users
6.8.2. Manage Projects Page
6.8.3. Manage Custom Fields
6.8.4. Manage Global Profiles
6.8.5. Manage Configuration
6.9. Monitor Issue
6.10. Reopen Issue
6.11. Delete Issue
6.12. Close Issue
6.13. Assign to Me
6.14. Resolve Issue
6.15. News Syndication
7. Customizing MantisBT
7.1. Strings / Translations
7.2. Custom Fields
7.2.1. Overview
7.2.2. Custom Field Definition
7.2.3. Adding/Editing Custom Fields
7.2.4. Linking/Unlinking/Ordering Existing Custom Fields in Projects
7.2.5. Localizing Custom Field Names
7.2.6. Dynamic default values
7.2.7. Dynamic values for Enumeration Custom Fields
7.3. Enumerations
7.4. Email Notifications
7.5. Customizing Status Values
7.6. Custom Functions
7.6.1. Default Custom Functions
7.6.2. Example Custom Function Override
8. Authentication
8.1. Standard Authentication
8.2. LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory
8.3. Basic Authentication
8.4. HTTP Authentication
8.5. Deprecated authentication methods
9. Troubleshooting
9.1. Application Errors
9.1.1. Error 2800 - Invalid form security token
10. Project Management
10.1. Change Log
10.2. Roadmap
10.3. Time Tracking
10.4. Graphs
10.5. Summary Page
11. Contributing to MantisBT
11.1. Talent and Time
11.2. Recommend MantisBT to Others
11.3. Blog about MantisBT
11.4. Integrate with MantisBT
A. Revision History