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Setting Cloud CTF Start and End Times

This KB article will step you through the process of setting start and end times for your Cloud CTF environment.

What are Start and End Times in Cloud CTF?

CTF Admins have the ability to set start and end times in their Cloud CTF environments to control the lifespan of their competitions. The settings for this feature can be found in the ADMINS panel of your Cloud CTF environment.

How to Set Start and End Times

1. Login to the Exercise Area

Login to the Virginia Cyber Range Exercise Area. See "How to Login to the Exercise Area" for login assistance.

2. Launch Your Cloud CTF Environment

Launch your Cloud CTF environment. If you do not have a Cloud CTF environment, please see "Creating a Cloud CTF environment" to get started.

3. Navigate to the ADMINS Panel

Once you have successfully entered your Cloud CTF environment, please navigate to the ADMINS panel as shown in the image below.

The Admins panel can be found at the top of the screen, as the rightmost of the four choices.

4. Click on the Settings Tab of The Admins Panel

Next, please click on the Settings tab of the Admins panel.

The Setting tab is located in the upper left corner of the Admins panel, just under the header "ADMINS".

5. Open the Date Picker Window

You will then need to click on the first date picker field to open a window that will allow you to choose your Cloud CTF start time.

The first date picker field can be found just below the Competition name field.

6. Select Start Date

Please select the month, year, and day to start your CTF.

A pop-up calendar will be shown to the right of the date picker field, in which a month, year, and day can be picked.

7. Select Start Time

After selecting your start day, please choose the hour to start your CTF and then click Confirm.

A pop-up clock will be shown to the right of the date picker field, in which a start time can be picked.

8. Choose End Time

Once you have selected a start time, please repeat the process for selecting an end time by clicking on the date picker field as shown in the image below.

The end time field can be found just below the start time field, as the second option.

9. Save Your Chosen Start/End Times

To save your Cloud CTF start and end times, please click on Confirm as shown in the image below.

The confirm icon can be found at the bottom of the screen, just below the theme section.

After clicking on Confirm, your CTF start and end times will be saved.

More Information About Cloud CTF

For more information about the features Cloud CTF has to offer, please go here.

Contact Support

If you encounter issues setting Cloud CTF start and end times, please reach out to our Support Team for assistance.