Guide – How To Start – Mantis Bug Tracker for Windows Server 2016

Mantis Bug Tracker is an open-source issue tracker that provides a delicate balance between simplicity and power. Users are able to get started in minutes and start managing their projects while collaborating with their teammates and clients effectively.

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Configuring and connecting to Mantis Bug Tracker on Windows 2016

  1. To connect to the server, you must know the IP address of the VM. You can find it in your Azure account by selecting the VM from the list and clicking on the “Overview” item. Your IP address will be displayed in the “Public IP Address” line.
  1. To work with Mantis Bug Tracker, you should open TCP port 80 in the network properties of the Azure firewall. You can check this in the “Networking” section.
  1. To access Mantis Bug Tracker, type the IP address of the virtual machine in the browser followed by “/mantis”, for example, “http://ip/mantis “. Replace “ip” with the real IP address of the virtual machine on Azure.

When you click on the link, you will see a login page:

By default, there is one user present in MantisBT, with the login

administrator” and the password “root”. Enter “administrator” in the “Username” field and click “Login“. 

  1. Then you will see the page:

Enter the default password “root” in the “Password” field and click “Login” to complete the authorization process.

  1. After logging in, you can change the default password “root” to a more secure one at any time.
  • In the “Confirm Password” field, type “root”.
  • In the “New Password” field, enter a password of your choice.
  • In the “Confirm Password” field, retype the new password.
  • Also, enter your e-mail address in the “E-mail” field.

On the desktop of the VM, there is a file called “Admin_Guide” that contains instructions and a detailed description of how to work with Mantis Bug Tracker.

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