The following guide describes the first steps you’ll take with the TyBugs software.
TyBugs Account Setup
When starting TyBugs for the first time, you will be prompted to create a user account. The account itself is not tied to any specific project, company, or group – only to the individual. Enter a unique username and a secure password, and don’t forget to record a copy somewhere so that you can access your account later.
Your username must be at least four and no more than 128 characters long. It may include alphabetic characters, numerals, periods (.), hyphens (-), plus (+), underscores ( _ ) and optionally one ‘at’ (@) symbol. The username is not case sensitive.
Your password must be at least six and no more than 128 characters long. (Password length may be restricted further if non-English characters are used.) It may include any printable characters and is case sensitive.
The ‘Remember username and password’ checkbox allows TyBugs to record your account username and password on your local computer. This is useful on a secure machine where you wish to log in frequently without retyping your account details. Since this grants complete access to your TyBugs account to any user of your computer, this option should not be used on shared computers or where security cannot be ensured.
The ‘Create Account’ button will become enabled once a valid username and password are entered. Clicking this button will attempt to create a new account with the specified name and password. Account creation will fail if an existing account exists with the specified username or if an internet connection to the TyBugs server cannot be established.
Once you have successfully created an account, you will immediately be logged in. On subsequent program launches, simply enter your TyBugs username and password and click the ‘login’ button. The login attempt may fail if an internet connection to the TyBugs server cannot be established.
Once your account has been successfully created, you will have access to the TyBugs system but not to any particular project. Contact your project coordinator and provide them your account username so that they can invite you to the relevant project group(s). While you are able to use TyBugs without being a member of any project, no action that you take in this mode will affect any project or any other user.
What to do Next?
After you have successfully logged into your account (and been added to any existing project group if necessary) you are ready to start using the system. Your typical workflow will depend on your role in the project group.
- External Tester – a member of the general public or a private testing group who is submitting feedback on a product.
- Quality Assurance Team Member – a member of a project team who is responsible for coordinating testing.
- Development Team Member – a member of a project team who is working on the product.
- Administrator – someone who is configuring a new project in TyBugs.