Adding users and teams

Add users and teams to Codefresh accounts

Once you have created a Codefresh account, you can add any number of users to collaborate on repositories, workflows, and pipelines, and teams of users. For Codefresh on-premises, see On-premises account & user setup.

You can then create teams in Codefresh to group users who share a common denominator, such as the same permissions, access to the same functionality, or roles. Teams make it easy for administrators to both define and manage items shared by multiple users in an orgranization.

Users in Codefresh

Adding a user to an account requires assigning a role to define access to account resources, and optionally, selecting an SSO provider for the user:

  • Role: Defines the user’s access level to the resources in the account.
    • User: The default. With this role, users can work with your repositories and pipelines, but cannot change settings on clusters, docker registries, git integrations, shared configurations etc.
    • Administrator: With this role, users have full access to accounts, and can change all settings, so make sure that they are trusted colleagues. For guidelines on access control, see Access control.
  • SSO: By default, SSO is not enabled for users. If required, explicitly select the SSO provider. For an overview of SSO, see Single Sign on.

Add a user to a Codefresh account

  1. In the Codefresh UI, on the toolbar, click the Settings icon and then select Account Settings.
  2. On the sidebar, from Access & Collaboration select Users & Teams.
  3. Select Users, and then select + [Add User].
  4. Type the User’s email address, and click Invite. The user receives an email invitation, and in the Users list, the username is set to Pending, and status to Resend.
  5. From the Role dropdown, select either User or Administrator.
  6. If SSO is configured for the account, Select SSO provider.

Manage users in a Codefresh account

Once you add a user to your Codefresh account, you can do the following to manage that user:

  • Resend invitations that are pending acceptance: Select Resend.
  • Edit the user’s email address: Select Edit.
  • Change the role: From the Role dropdown, select the new role.
  • Change SSO provider: From the SSO dropdown, select the new SSO provider.
  • Remove the user account: Select Delete.

Teams in Codefresh

Teams are users who share the same permissions, roles, or requirements defined according to company processes. Teams allow you to enforce access control through ABAC (Attribute Based Access Control).

By default, there are two teams:

Only Enterprise customers can add new teams. Other Codefresh plans can only use the predefined Users and Admin teams. Contact us to upgrade to an Enterprise plan.

Automatically creating projects for teams

As part of the global pipeline settings for an account, when creating a team, you can also automatically create a project and a project tag with the same name as that of the team. Enabling auto-create projects for teams (disabled by default), simplifies permissions setup for pipelines and projects, as it also creates a Read rule for the project. See Auto-create projects for teams.

Create a team in Codefresh

Create a team in Codefresh and then assign users to the team. You can assign the same user to multiple teams, as in most companies, users have overlapping roles.

  1. In the Codefresh UI, on the toolbar, click the Settings icon and then select User Management.
  2. From the sidebar, from Access & Collaboration, select Users & Teams.
  3. Select Teams, and then select Create a Team.
  4. Enter the Team Name.

    The team name can include only lower-case alphanumeric characters and hyphens, without spaces.

See the screenshot below for some sample team names.

Examples of teams in Codefresh

Examples of teams in Codefresh

Assign a user to a team

  1. To assign users to the team, do the following:
    1. Hover over the team name and click the Settings icon.
    2. Click Invite to team, type the email address of the user to invite, and then click Add.
  2. To change the name of the team, click Edit and type the new name.

Define session timeouts and domain restrictions for user accounts

As an administrator, you can optionally define session timeouts to automatically log out users who have been inactive for the specified duration, and restrict invitations to specific email domains.

The maximum duration for inactivity is 30 days. Inactive users are warned 15 minutes before they are logged out.

  1. In the Codefresh UI, on the toolbar, click the Settings icon, and then select Account Settings.
  2. On the sidebar, from Access & Collaboration, select Users & Teams.
  3. Select Security.
  4. For User Session, add the timeout duration in minutes/hours/days.
  5. To restrict invitations to specific email domains, below User Invitations, turn on Restrict inviting additional users.. and then in the Email domains, type in the domains to allow, one per line.

Security timeout

Security timeout

Troubleshoot add users

Access control
Single Sign on
Setting up OAuth authentication for Git providers