VersionVault Express allows development teams to manage their projects and project members via a welcoming, simplified user interface. Let us go through  how both projects and its members are handled within VersionVault Express, in turn demonstrating the added organization and convenience provided by this new offering.

Once VersionVault Express is up and running, a system administrator must log into the appliance via the setup page and invite other users to join the appliance. Users are invited  via email address, after which they will receive an email invitation to the product. The invitation will link the user to a page on which they enter their credentials, including the username and password they would like to use within the product.

Example Email Invitation

User sign up

You will then be directed to the project page, which will display all existing projects to which the current user has access. If none are visible, it either indicates that a) no projects currently exist, or b) the user has yet to be added to any existing projects. In either case, the logged in user is able to create a project by pressing the Create Project button at the center of the screen.

Creating a project

Project creators are given the role of Owner. The Owner has the ability to invite existing users to join the project. At the time of invitation, the owner will assign invitees with their future roles on the project (for more information about roles, refer to <URL-TBD>):

Assigning project roles during invitation

Owners can now edit these assigned roles, or even remove project members altogether, with a click of the target user’s menu icon:

Editing project member roles

Removing project members

It is important to note that while Owners can grant Owner roles to other project members, it is mandatory that each project have at least one Owner at any given time.

Once a project is finished, project owners have the choice to either delete the project along with all its contents, or archive the project for later review, by navigating to the Settings page on the left-hand column of the page.

Archiving or deleting a project

As demonstrated above, the ease at which project owners can create and manipulate projects and its members via VersionVault Express is unprecedented. To be able to effortlessly navigate a tool this powerful and complex is an increasingly rare example of a developer being able to have their cake and eat it too.



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