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user timezone

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:04 pm
by ClausAnd
Hi

A user living abroad wants to change his timezone off the application default. Change should only affect web login for the specific user - trackers are set to GMT/UTC. The user has the _changelocalization priv.

Changing the localization settings under user->settings->localization acts strange .When changing the language from the app default to english some - but not all text - changes after save. The setting has been saved (when checking the settings). When changing and saving the timezone nothing happens.

Missed something?

/claus

Re: user timezone

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:18 pm
by johan
Update Patch.v4 from beta.gpsgate.com to resolve this issue.

Re: user timezone

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:38 pm
by ClausAnd
only partly:

now language change seems ok - but still no success changing time zone

Re: user timezone

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:13 pm
by johan
You can set the Localization for an application in SiteAdmin.

1. Login to SiteAdmin
2. Click on application
3. Change settings under Localization.
4. Save

Individual users can override the applications Localization from the Settings menu in the application.

And finally under SiteAdmin -> Settings -> Localization you can set default values that are used for new created applications.

TIPS!

* There is a useful feature in SiteAdmin to login "impersonated". In the application list in SiteAdmin click on the icon left to the name of the application, then select the username to login as. In this way you can verify that a user gets the proper experience when logged in.

Re: user timezone

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:31 pm
by ClausAnd
sorry - no change

Re: user timezone

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:52 pm
by ClausAnd
flip/flopped localizaton and saved the app
tried to modify user settings both as impersonated and ordinary user login

no luck

Re: user timezone

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:31 am
by ClausAnd
according to support it's an IIS caching issue. Awaiting a fix.

Re: user timezone

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:45 am
by ClausAnd
latest from support:
It is not possible to have different time zones for different users under the same application.
So I removed the option to change the timezone in VehicleTracker interface. You can only change the timezone in SiteAdmin and at application level.
This change will be deployed with the next release.
hmm - what to do if you have users from different timezones using the same app?

Re: user timezone

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:22 pm
by ClausAnd
From Johan:
Individual users can override the applications Localization from the Settings menu in the application.
Will this ever be possible for the timezone?

/claus

Re: user timezone

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:48 pm
by johan
No.

Re: user timezone

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:42 pm
by ClausAnd
solved (kind of)

created a new app using old app as template
set desired timezone in new app
added a tag to relevant user in old app
created a copy rule (tagged user in old app to new app)

works (so far)