Admin account

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The Cura software uses only one admin account. If you do not have an existing admin account then you will see a "Register" button in the top right of the login screen, allowing you to create a new admin account.
Once an admin account has been created, the button will disappear.

Creating an admin account

Before creating your admin account, you should download an authenticator. You will need this to log in to Cura in the future, as will all other users (unless disabled in user settings). There is free authenticators available on mobile app stores, including one created by Google. If you want to use the Google authenticator (available on both Android Google Play Store and Apple Store), you can find instructions for using it on a mobile device on this webpage. Alternatively, you can download the Google authenticator to run on your PC from this link.

Once you have installed Cura and have access to an authenticator, you will need to begin creating user accounts. The first account you need to create is the admin account. Go to the Cura homepage with your unique URL (provided by the schools network manager), and click the "Register" link at the top right of the page.


You will then need to enter the details for the admin account, including a username, an email address and password. The email address that you use must be registered with us, otherwise you will not be able to log in to Cura. If you are not sure whether your email address has been registered, please contact the TASC Software Help Desk. Once done, you will be given a QR code - scan this with your phone/mobile device or enter the 20 character code into an authenticator. You will need this to log in to Cura and you will not be given another QR code, unless you delete the admin account.


You will notice that the Network time and Server time are both displayed. The server time is the time on the server that you are currently using and the Network time is the current time taken from the Internet. The difference between the two times must be less than 60 seconds otherwise users will experience problems when trying to log in.

If the two times differ by more than 60 seconds then you need to change the time on your current server to reflect the Network time. If your current server's time is provided by another machine using the NTP protocol then you should update the time on that other machine.

Once the times closely match each other and the Authenticator on your phone or mobile device is matching the code shown on screen, you can click the link to be taken to the Cura login screen, where you will be able to log in.

Giving yourself permissions

Log in to Cura using your admin account and you will be taken to the Users page. From here, you can update permissions, set affinities or reset other users' secret codes.

The permissions required by the admin user

Select the admin user using the tickbox on the left of the page, then click the "Open" button at the top right. This will open the permissions window. You should select the following options:

  • Account manager
  • Data importer
  • Resource manager
  • Resource consumer

Please also note that the two factor login can be disabled allowing only a username and password to be used for the admin account on the login screen.

Then click the "Ok" button at the bottom of the window. This will update your permissions - now please refresh your browser screen for the changes to be displayed.

Deleting the admin account

If you need to amend the details of the admin account or delete it please follow the instructions provided on the following link: deleting the admin account