1. Introduction

1.1. Document Overview

The remainder of this document is divided into chapters that are focused on specifics needed by as follows:

Each of these groups of activities requires logging in to Trident, so the remainder of this section covers this initial basic task.

1.2. Logging in to Trident

In order to do anything in Trident, authentication is required. This can be done at the command line, or through the web application using a web browser.


This section only covers authentication and actions using the web application user interface. For details of command line use, see examples in Section System Administration Activities.

In a web browser, navigate to the URL of the Trident system. A page similar to the one shown in Figure Trident home page should open.


Trident home page

Click one of the Sign In buttons to go to the login page (Figure Trident login page).


Trident login page

Enter your credentials, and click the Sign In button. This will bring you to your user’s home page, which will look similarly to Figure User logged in.


User logged in

In the top right corner, below the user’s image, are some smaller links. These show the current Trident version, the current user, the logout link, and the UserMode. It initially indicates the UserMode is Regular or not an admin user. To “swap” to being an admin user, click the UserMode link (User swapadmin, regular).


User swapadmin, regular

This will swap the user into SysAdmin mode (User swapadmin, admin). This does not necessarily mean the user is a system administrator, though it may. It does mean the user is now, at the least, a trust group administrator.


User swapadmin, admin