PulseUno basics

This topic explains how to access PulseUno, navigate the user interface, and use keyboard shortcuts.

Log in to PulseUno

To open the PulseUno web interface, launch the application from your desktop, or navigate to the following URL in a browser:


By default, PulseUno is configured to use internal authentication. To access the PulseUno web interface for the first time, you need the root user credentials:

Default username


Default password

An automatically generated super user authentication token.

To get the super user authentication token, open the pulse.<date>.log file in the pulse_data\_logs directory.

Default locations:

Windows C:\ProgramData\Micro Focus\PulseUno\pulse_data\_logs
Linux /opt/microfocus/PulseUno/data/pulse_data/_logs

After you have logged in for the first time, we recommend that you create an administrator account and set its password.

The password for the root user is randomly generated every time Common Tomcat is started. To avoid looking up the password in the logs, create a new user, for example, gitsys. For details, see Add users.

Caution: If configured for internal authentication, PulseUno locks out a user account for 15 minutes after 4 unsuccessful login attempts in a row. As an administrator, you can change the lockout settings in Administration > System Properties. If configured for LDAP or external authentication, for example, through Dimensions CM, PulseUno applies the authentication and lockout rules of the external system.

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Navigate PulseUno

The following image displays some of the common user interface elements in PulseUno.

From the top navigation, you can access the following areas:

Area Description
My Work Opens information for your current PulseUno user, such as your review inbox, reviews you own, and packages waiting for approval.
Spaces Opens a list of spaces. Each space is a collection of related Dimensions CM products or Git repositories. For details, see Create spaces.
Search Opens search in reviews or requests. For details, see Search.
Administration Opens the area for performing administrative tasks. Visible only to administrators.

Contains the link to user preferences. To change preferences, click the user icon and select Preferences.

You can set the following user preferences:

  • Changeset views

  • Email subscriptions

  • User interface language and theme

  • SSH keys

  • GPG keys

For details, see Set user preferences.

Information Contains links to the online help, community page, news and events, and information about the product.

In the sidebar, you can access items that are relevant to your current location in PulseUno.

Use breadcrumbs to view your current location in PulseUno.

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Keyboard shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts on Review and Changeset pages.

Shortcut Description
A Scroll down to next file.
Q Scroll up to previous file.
S Scroll down to next unreviewed file.
W Scroll up to previous unreviewed file.
J Scroll down to next diff.
K Scroll up to previous diff.
N Scroll down to next comment.
P Scroll up to previous comment.

Tip: To view the list of shortcuts, press the question mark key ? on a Review or Changeset page.

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