Changing and managing users

In this section:

  • Learn how to create users
  • Learn how to delete users
  • Learn how to manage users
  • Learn how to change a user's password   

Before we begin:

  • Make sure you are in the "Security" section on the navigation tabs.

Creating users

You can create a user by clicking on the "Members" tab in the Editing Pane, there is a button on the bottom right hand corner, labeled "Add Member." Press it, and a form will pop-up.  

Here, in the Main tab in the popup, you can edit the user's details. The two most important parts of the user details are the user's email (which is also used as a login) and password.

If you have a forum, you can also alter administrative settings for forums as well, granting administrative access for the forum as a whole from the "Forum" tab, and assign the user moderation powers over specific forums from the "Moderated Forums" tab. You can also assign the user to one or more security groups from the Groups tab.  (Security groups are covered below.)

Managing and deleting users

You can edit or delete a user by clicking on the "Edit" or "Delete" icons to the right of the user's entry. 

 

Notes:

Users can be in multiple groups.  If you delete a user from a group, they are only removed from that group, not from the system.  To fully delete a user, you need to be in the root of Security.  You can reach the security group root by clicking on "Security Groups" at the top of the Contents Pane.  It will have an icon of a globe next to it.

 

Changing a user's password

To change a user's password, find a user under the "Members" tab in the Editing Pane, and click on the "Edit" button. This should produce a pop-up window. 

Underneath the Email field in the User Details, there is a Change Password link. This will open up a password field and a confirm password field.  Change the password and confirm it (both must match) and hit "Save" on the bottom of the popup window.