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Snipe-IT was made for IT asset management, to enable IT departments to track who has which laptop, when it was purchased, which software licenses and accessories are available, and so on.
When your Snipe-IT installation is first set up, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out where to get started.
The first place to start is usually your Admin Settings. We go through each of the specific admin options one by one in the Admin Settings section of this documentation, but that's where you can set your branding (logo, etc), alert preferences, LDAP configuration, two-factor authentication and so on.
Asset tags are a unique identifier for assets within your system. Each one must be unique, and is often used in conjunction with Asset Labels. They identify each unique piece of hardware so that you know which specific device it is.
For users who don't need asset labels, the unique serial number of each device is often used as the asset tag, or you can turn on auto-incrementing asset tags in Admin > Settings, which will generate a unique asset tag for you when you create new assets.
Checking in and checking out are two primary concepts within Snipe-IT. When you checkout an asset, license or accessory, you’re marking them as being in the possession of someone else. This means that they cannot subsequently be checked out to another person until they are checked back in. This prevents “double-booking” assets, where one asset has been promised to or assigned to multiple people.
When an employee leaves your company, or if an asset, license or accessory is not functioning properly, you would check it back in. Checking it back in indicates that it’s back in your possession, or potentially out for repair. It’s up to you to decide what status to assign it, based on the condition of the asset.
Since Snipe-IT is built on Laravel, it follows a standard Laravel MVC file structure. Within the Snipe-IT project, you'll see a public directory. That directory should be set as your document root.
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