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Author: Joel Kristenson
Last Updated: 2016-09-21
The user credentials that get generated by Trail Blazer when you first setup your initial database admins is usually pretty cryptic. If you would like to change your username and/or password this article will walk you through the steps.
Tip: If you don’t have the security clearance necessary to change your own credentials, you can always request it from one of your database administrators.
First navigate to your Contacts (Voters/Donors) list.
Click on Admin > Logon, check ‘Allow Windows Based Access’, and click [Search]. My example query is below which returned 2 database user records.
Open your own contact record by clicking on any of the underlined blue hyperlinks, or open your other database user’s record if you’re modifying their credentials. In this example I opened my own record (Joel Kristenson).
Navigate to the Admin > Logon tab.
Overwrite the credentials with your new ones, and then click [Save and Close].
Once that’s complete you’ll need to close down Trail Blazer by clicking the red [X] in the upper-right.
Log back in with your new credentials.
That completes the steps, the related resources below link to a variety of other ‘user security’ articles that may be of interest to you.
Article: Adding a Database User and Setting Security Settings
Article: Revoke a User’s Access to your Database
Article: User Security – Best Practices
Article: Filter Database Access for Different Users by things like Address, a Saved Search Query, and a Specific Attribute Item
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