Admin Settings

August 4, 2019

Survey Solutions server administrator may adjust the server settings. These settings affect simultaneously all surveys and all users on the server and have the effect immediately when applied.

To access the settings, click on the administrator account menu and select ‘Settings’.

Export Encryption

This group of settings contains settings that control the encryption of the data archive produced when exporting the data from Survey Solutions.

When ‘enable encryption’ checkbox is checked, the produced data zip-archive will be encrypted with a password that the administrator specifies in the settings.

Default = disabled

The field ‘password’ must be populated with a valid password for encryption to take effect. There is no default password. To ensure the password is strong, the program generates one automatically. A new password can be generated by clicking on the refresh button.

Global Note

This group of settings contains only one setting that controls the server global note. When specified, the global note will be shown at every page for every user logged into the Survey Solutions Server.

Default = empty

  • To specify the global note - specify a new note and click ‘save’.
  • To change the global note - specify a new note and click ‘save’.
  • To remove a global note - click the ‘delete’ button.

User Profile Settings

This group contains a single setting that controls whether the interviewers may update their contact information.

default = off

By default the interviewers may not update their contact information (such as email address or phone number).

  • To allow interviewers to update their contact information - set the checkbox to checked state.
  • To disallow interviewers to update their contact information - set the checkbox to unchecked state.

Interviewer/Supervisor application settings

This group contains the Interviewer/Supervisor application settings centrally controled from the server by the administrator.

‘Enable automatic updates’ determines whether only the most recent version of the App (as installed on the server) may be utilized by the workforce to exchange data with the server.

default = on

By default only the most recent version of the app is permitted to exchange the data with the server. Users of all earlier versions are required to update to permit synchronization.

  • To always require the tablets to update to version of Survey Solutions as installed on the server, set the checkbox to checked state.

  • To permit the tablets to exchange the data with the server from earlier versions of Survey Solutions, set the checkbox to unchecked state.

This setting is only a recommendation. If Survey Solutions determines that e.g. the newly imported questionnaire has features not supported by the version installed on the interviewer’s tablet, it will still require to update.

The checkbox ‘Enable notifications on device’ controls whether the notifications will be issued for interviewers during their work on the tablets.

default = on

  • To show the notifications to interviewers set the checkbox to checked state.
  • To not show the notifications to interviewers set the checkbox to unchecked state.

Company logo

Here one can customize the logo that is displayed when the user logs into the Survey Solutions data server or the Interviewer App.

default = neutral themed image

Survey Solutions is deployed with a neutral image that may be customized to the organization’s or survey’s logo.

  • To change the logo, click on ‘Choose File’ button and select an image from the local machine. Image will be displayed on the settings page. Click ‘Save’ when ready to use this image on all the login screens.

  • To remove the logo, click the ‘Remove logo’ button.