Login Window

The Login window will open each time you launch the CDM+ and will display a list of users, the version number of this copy of CDM+, and the name of the database CDM+ is currently accessing.

CDM+ Login Window

At the very least, the administrative user and password you defined during the initial program setup will appear in the user list on the Login window. 

If additional people will be using CDM+, the administrative user must log in first and set up the other users on the Users pane of the Administration window. 

We strongly recommend that you create a password and username for each individual who uses CDM+. Besides limiting access to particular areas of CDM+, passwords protect each user’s specific settings. Most preferences, report setup and even how you arrange the CDM+ windows on your desktop are user (password)-specific. Logging into CDM+ with your own password means you can create your own work environment within CDM+ and know that no one is going to change it. Finally, implementing different passwords for each user allows the program administrator to see a log of who was using the program, actions each user took and when each user was logged into the program.

Any user with administrative access can open Administration under the File menu and view, create and edit user profiles on the Users pane. For more information on creating users and setting their permissions, see the Administrative Tools section of the CDM+ help manuals.

Alternate Log In Method

The CDM+ administrator may choose to require all users to enter their usernames and passwords each time they log in. With this method, a user cannot see a list of all users or who is already logged into CDM+.

To change the log in method, go to Preferences>CDM+ System under the File (Windows) or CDM+ (Mac) menu.

CDM+ System Preferences - General tab, Login icon, Prompt for username/password at login

Highlight the General tab and click on the Login icon. Click the radio button to choose to Prompt for username/password at login and click Save.

Login Window Prompting for Username & Password