CamCOPS – Tablet configuration
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Usernames and passwords in CamCOPS

In a low-security environment, you’ll be your own administrator. In a high-security environment, we’ll distinguish the user (“clinician”) from the technical security person (“administrator”).

CamCOPS uses the following usernames and passwords:

Configuring your tablet before using CamCOPS


[1] The iPad's keychain is still vulnerable to attack: summary, PDF. However, CamCOPS does not store its passwords in the keychain, and app storage is separate from the keychain.


Configuring CamCOPS before using it

Using the CamCOPS server’s web interface, the administrator should:

On the tablet, the administrator should:

  1. Touch the padlock (top right) to unlock. (The first time CamCOPS is run, there will be no lock passwords; you need to set them, as below.)
  2. Settings → Set privileged mode (the icon at the top right will now show a golden pair of padlocks).
  3. Settings → Change privileged-mode password → enter a password for this tablet; do NOT tell the clinician; keep it in your Administrator’s Safe.
  4. Settings → Change app password → enter a starting password for the clinician (their CAMCOPS APP PASSWORD); tell the clinician what this is.
  5. Settings → Server settings
  6. Assuming you will not allow the user to register devices with the server, you’ll have to do it yourself:
    1. Settings → User settings → Username: your administrative CAMCOPS SERVER USERNAME. (Don’t enter a password here, even if you allow users to store their password; you don’t want your administrator’s password saved.)
    2. Settings → Register with server. (It will ask for your administrative CAMCOPS SERVER PASSWORD, and then should initiate communication with the server, and succeed). Until registration has succeeded, the app will not be able to upload.
    3. Optionally, to be nice to the user: Settings → User settings → Username: the clinician’s CAMCOPS SERVER USERNAME
  7. Ensure you haven’t accidentally stored your administrative password in the app (Settings → User settings). If you followed the instructions above, you won’t have done.
  8. Touch the padlock until it shows the red, locked icon. You can now give the tablet to your clinician.

The clinician should then:

The clinician’s name that you enter will be automatically processed into prefix/forename/surname components for HL-7 diagnosis (DG1) segments, if you use a recognized format. Recognized formats include, for example, Prefix Forename Surname (where prefix is Dr, Prof, Miss, Mrs, Ms, Mr, Sr, with or without full stops); Forename Surname; Surname, Forename. If the software doesn’t recognize the format, it will put the whole name verbatim into the surname field for DG-1 codes.

Good to go! See using the tablet app.

Other tablet settings that can affect CamCOPS

Turn off auditory interruptions

If beeps and buzzes from other apps would interfere with your use of CamCOPS, disable them.

Other app settings

Questionnaire font size

Upload after each task is complete?

Multiline text editing behaviour

Choose NO for the text boxes to auto-size whilst editing (which looks nicer). Choose YES if this makes editing too slow (e.g. on an iPad). Multiline text fields will always auto-size in facsimile mode, for viewing.

Send analytics to CamCOPS base?

This sends information back to the CamCOPS base in Cambridge, when CamCOPS starts. This is the only information sent from the app anywhere except to the user-specified server. NO PATIENT-IDENTIFIABLE, PER-PATIENT INFORMATION, OR TASK DETAILS ARE SENT. This is what is sent:

We’d very much appreciate you saying yes; it allows us to support users better. Thank you!

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