Configure Your Subscription

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When Rally creates your subscription, a default workspace and a single default project are automatically created. Use the Setup mode to administer your Rally subscription.

Use the Subscription tab to add new workspaces and projects and edit default workspace settings to include values that are meaningful in your development environment. You can also enable or disable features, manage users, create admins for each level of your organization, change passwords for existing users, and set user permissions.

Configuring your subscription includes the following:

Manage your subscription

Use the Subscription page to view and edit options for your Rally subscription. Edit and enable security options that apply to the entire subscription from this tab.

The Subscription detail page lists relevant information regarding your subscription (as read-only) such as:

  • The products which are associated to your Rally subscription
  • The state of Web Services for your subscription (enabled or not enabled)
  • The maximum number of shared custom pages permitted (per subscription, per workspace )
  • The maximum number of private custom pages permitted (per subscription, per workspace, per user)

To manage your subscription, select Actions → Edit Subscription. From the Edit Subscription editor, the subscription administrator can:

  • Enable workspace admins to add users in their workspace.
  • Enable project admins to add users in their project.
  • Administer authentication methods.
  • Apply custom page settings.
  • Change password policies applied to all users accessing the subscription using the Rally password authentication method.
  • Select the checkboxes to enable the custom App page feature. By default, this feature is disabled. Custom pages may only be shared within the same workspace.
  • IMPORTANT: Enabling custom app pages allows users to create pages containing HTML, JavaScript, and other client-side scripting languages. Allowing this feature may expose your subscription to Cross Site Scripting (XSS) security vulnerabilities such as code injection and the manipulation of client-side applications by malicious users.

  • Deselect the Email Functionality check box to disable features that rely upon email, such as notification emails, automatic password changing, and welcome emails for new users.
  • IMPORTANT: Deselect this field if you do not have an operational email server. This enables you to create users and passwords without requiring email messaging.

The sidebar located on the left of the page displays all revisions related to the current subscription. Click the Revision link to see a summary view of all revisions.

Password policies

You may further secure your subscription by implementing a password expiration policy. Enter the number of days until the user password expires. When the day limit has been reached, the user is prompted at login to enter a new password.

The new password policies are applied to any new user or to any existing user when their password is changed.
However, you can force all users to update their passwords and adhere to the new policies applied by enabling the Password Expiration policy and setting the Number of Days before expiration to 1. This will force all passwords to expire the following day, forcing all users to update their password and adhere to the new policies in place. Remember on the following day to reset the Number of Days before expiration to a desired length other than one day.

For a list of password rules, please see our Administering Users page.

Each user receives a notification email each day for seven days prior to the expiration. This allows password updates prior to expiration and ensures that all integrations and Web Services API connections remain uninterrupted.

Note: When your password has expired, or you change your password, previous passwords cannot be reused as the current password. Specify the number of previous passwords that may not be used on the Edit Subscription page. For example, if three is specified, the user cannot reuse the current password or the previous three passwords.

Check which modules are enabled

Rally Modules are additional feature sets in the application. Unlimited Edition subscriptions have access to all modules, while Enterprise Edition subscriptions may upgrade specific functionality through a purchase.

To see what modules are active in your subscription, click the Subscription tab and scoll to the Enabled Modules section:

Enabled modules

Module Description
Integration Hub Enabled on all Enterprise and Unlimited Edition subscriptions by default. Provides the ability to use supported integrations.
Rally Portfolio Manager Rally Portfolio Manager lets you connect long term strategy with development execution, by providing an additional planning layer with executive reporting tools.
HP Integration Provides a connection to your HP Quality Center environment. Map testing and defect data between Rally and HP QC.
IBM Integration Provides a connection to your IBM ClearQuest environment. Map testing and defect data between Rally and IBM CQ.
Rally Idea Manager Rally Idea Manager provides one or more websites that may be used to gather customer feedback. End users may access your site to submit and vote on new ideas. Proposed new ideas and features may be converted to Rally user stories.
Rally Quality Manager Rally Quality Manager provides you with a way to create independent test cases that are not associated to user stories or defects. You may also organize and schedule groups of test cases with this module.
Rally Support Manager Rally Support Manager connects your Salesforce.com environment with user stories and defects in Rally. You may connect Salesforce support cases to Rally defects, for example, to track how many customers have reported a specific issue.
Rally Time Tracker Rally Time Tracker provides timesheet functionality for accounting purposes. Employees and contractors may enter billable hours against assigned user stories, defects, and tasks.
SSO
IP Restriction
Extension Whitelist
Part of the Rally Advanced Security and Administration module, these entries provide administrators with the ability to connect user login credentials to a identity management server, filter access by IP range, and control what filetypes may be attached to work items.

Export subscription data

You can export your entire repository data to an XML format. Contact Support, and they will assist you in exporting your subscription data to XML. When you request the export, our technical support engineers export your data and send you an email once the export is completed. The email contains a password-protected .zip file. Rally Support will then call you and provide the password.

Subscription fields

Field Description
Brief
ID A read-only field that displays your Rally-generated subscription ID.
Context
Allow Custom URL App Select this box to allow users in the workspace to create apps that link to internal or external web pages.
Allow Custom HTML App Select this box to allow users in the workspace to create apps containing HTML and JavaScript. IMPORTANT: Enabling custom apps allows users to create pages containing HTML, JavaScript, and other client-side scripting languages. Allowing this feature may expose your subscription to Cross Site Scripting (XSS) security vulnerabilities such as code injection and the manipulation of client-side applications by malicious users.
Allow enhanced user capabilities through Web Services Select this box to allow workspace and subscription administrators to edit user data through the Web Services API. IMPORTANT: Disabling this option will prevent administrators from inline editing user data and deleting users on the Users summary page. Users with viewer and editor permissions may also have access to advanced user queries through the WSAPI.
Authentication Select a value from the drop-down list to set the authentication method to be used for your subscription. You can choose Rally, SSO, or either/or as your authentication method. Requires Advanced Security and Administration. (Note: The Rally Workitem connectors and the Rally SCM connectors are not compatible with this feature; however, these connectors can be used in SSO Exception Mode)
IP Range When using Advanced Security and Administration, you may allow all IP addresses to log in, or define a set or range of IP addresses.
Apply IP Range restriction to Subscription Admins When using Advanced Security and Administration, you may allow multiple Subscription Administrator IP addresses to login, or define a set range of IP addresses. The default setting is disabled. When enabled, Subscription Administrators are not exempt from IP restrictions.
Allowed File Attachments When using Advanced Security and Administration, you may allow all file extensions, or define a set of allowed file types that can be attached to work items.
Session Timeout Select the amount of time of inactivity before a user is logged out of Rally.
Email Functionality Select this box to enable email-dependent features such as notification emails, automatic password changing and, welcome emails for new users. By default, this box is selected and email features are enabled. IMPORTANT: Clear the Email Functionality checkbox if you do not have an operational email server. This enables you to create users and passwords without requiring email messaging.
Admin Capabilities
Workspace Admins Can Create New Users: Select this box to allow workspace admins to add new users for their respective workspaces.
Project Admins Can Create New Users: Select this box to allow project admins to add new users for their respective projects.
Project Admins Can Enable and Disable Users: Select this box to allow project admins to edit the enabled/disabled setting of users in projects they administer.
Project Admins Can Create New Child Projects: Select this box to allow project admins to create new child projects, which reside under projects they administer.
Password Policies
Password Expiration Enabled - Select this box to enable password expiration for your subscription.
Number of Days - Indicate the number of days for which a password is valid. When a password exceeds the number of indicated days, the user is prompted upon login for new password.
Minimum Password Length Enter the minimum number of characters of a valid password for your organization. Valid lengths are 8–20 characters.
Required Password Rules Select the number of random rules to apply to passwords for this subscription. The more rules applied, the more secure your password becomes.
Maximum Failed Login Attempts Before Lock Out Input the number of invalid login attempts a user can enter before being locked out of the subscription. Valid numerical entry for this field is from 3–99. If any other value is entered, an error message informs you of the limits.
Amount of Time Users will be Locked Out Click the drop-down arrow and select the length of time the user is locked out after the number of invalid login attempts has been exceeded. If the subscription has email notifications enabled, the user will receive an email stating they have been locked out and the length of time they are locked out per the subscription configuration.
Number of Previous Passwords to Track Indicate the number of previous passwords that may not be used as a current password. The number entered is in addition to the current password. For example, if three is specified, the user cannot reuse the current password or the previous three passwords.

In addition to the active fields on this page, this page also displays the following information regarding your subscription in a detail view mode. These fields are set up by Rally when your subscription is created based on your contractual agreements.

Maximum Private App Tabs A read-only field that indicates the number of private custom pages your subscription allows.
Maximum Shared App Tabs A read-only field that indicates the number of shared custom pages your subscription allows.
Web Services Enabled A read-only field that indicates whether you have Web Services capabilities for your subscription.
Enabled Products A read-only field that indicates the products that have been activated for your subscription.

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