The previous section outlined some of the tools available from within Jet, and described how you can navigate to them. A few of these tools are available to any user who logs in to Jet, but most are reserved for Administrative users.
The tools in most of the functional areas apply to the functioning of Jet as a whole, but the tools in the ‘User’ functional area always apply to a particular user.
Thus in order to use these tools, you must first select which user you wish to apply them to.
A common difficulty for beginning Jet-administrators is losing track of who you are logged in as versus who you are currently editing/working with. The user you are currently editing is shown to the upper left of the screen, just under the search tools. The user you are logged in as is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
If you have not selected a particular user, and you try to use one of these ‘User’ oriented tools, Jet will assume you wish to apply this tool to your own account. If you are ever in any doubt about which user you are currently editing, check the ‘You are editing’ information area towards the top left of the screen. This area is circled in Figure 8, displayed previously.
The procedure for selecting a particular user to edit always involves using the ‘search’ tool available in Jet.
The quick search tool is very easy to use, but only allows you to search on the username. The quick search tool is always conveniently located at the upper left of the screen – you can use it from anywhere within Jet to instantaneously select a new user to edit.
An example of this secondary kind of data which can be searched would be the IP address that they have been assigned, or the current status of that IP address. This is information that makes sense when attached to the combination of a user and a product, but doesn’t really make sense when attached only to one or the other.