Creating a Test Account for use in the Admissions Web Application.
In order to improve security around test accounts and add additional functionality, a user with the LastName of 'wsbtest' is not inherently treated a test account. That LastName should still be used in order to exclude test accounts from reports.
This is applicable to the following applications:
- BBA Prebusiness (Spring 2017)
- BEL (Fall 2017)
- Graduate (Fall 2018)
- These instructions only work for LRM-admins and WSB-analysts. If you need test accounts created but are not in those groups, please contact your Programs WSB-analyst or submit an LRM support request.
There are two mechanisms to create test accounts, depending on what part of the process you would like to test.
Manual Step-by-step guide
If you would like to mirror the registration process applicants go through, follow these instructions
- Fill in the registration information in the portal of your choice using a Program Login (ToDo ... move to KB)
- In Dev or Prod, you will receive a confirmation email: click the link to confirm your registration. At this point, the account is subject to all of the limitations of a standard user.
- Find the contact in the environment you registered the contact for, and navigate to the "Administration" tab. In the 'Contact WebApp Settings" section there are two critical checkboxes
- 'Is Test Web Account': if checked, the user is treated as a test-account and will override limitations on the account (ToDo..enumerate them)
- 'Force WebApp-Constraints For Test Account': pending enhancements. More information to come.
Auto-Generated Step-by-step guide
If you would like to skip the registration process applicants go through, or create bulk test accounts, follow these instructions
- Login to the admissions application you'd like to use (dev, uat or prod)
- Navigate to the "Admin" section in the top-navigation panel
- Select "Create Test Records"
- The page includes detailed instructions.
Using extended e-mail addressing can help distinguish your test accounts.
Given an wisc address "firstname.lastname@example.org", the address can be extended with the plus sign ( + ) and any additional, useful text but the base wisc address will still receive the emails. So the following emails all would be received by Bucky: