GLPI users are the persons having an authentication for the GLPI application. External persons, usually associated with contracts, are known to GLPI as Contacts.
A contact is characterized by usual identity informations as well as title, phone number, mail address… Defining a list of contact types allows to sort contacts by types. It is also possible to export a contact in vCard format.
The list of possible titles for a contact is the same as the list of possible titles for users.
The different tabs¶
The Suppliers tab is used to show or add linked suppliers.
Additional information is stored in the form of external documents which are files uploaded into GLPI. In the Documents tab, documents can be associated and unlinked with the selected item. The management of the documents themselves is dealt with in another chapter.
It is also possible to quickly create a document via this tab by specifying the desired file and optionally the field in which the new document is to be placed. The name of the created document will be based on the name of the added file.
When you delete a document from this tab via mass actions, you only remove the link between the object and the document; the document itself is still present.
The Notes tab provides a free text field for storing additional information. Notes are displayed in the order of their creation.
The History tab is used to show any changes made to an item. The following information about the changes is available:
ID of the change.
Date and time the change was made.
User who made the change. If this field is not filled, it means that the action was done automatically (For example: automatic inventory update).
Field that was changed.
Description of the change that was made.
The description of the change represents either the difference between the old and the new value (For example with location field: Change HQ to Remote Office A), or the explanation of the action which was carried out (For example: Uninstallation of a software: « Gimp 2.0 »).
For dropdowns or objects with a parent/child relationship, the modification of a child will appear in the history of the parent element.
For an item, all information is displayed on one page from the All tab. This shows all of the tabs of an object’s form in one view, one below the other.