A new Brick River System has two Users - Administrator and Guest. The Guest account is used by the system to allow un-authenticated access to websites. It cannot be used to sign in to the Brick River Web Console.
The other is the account created for the System Administrator and has the permission level of "Administrator". This User can do anything and everything and login credentials for this account should be guarded accordingly.
Additional Users, Groups, and Permissions are defined to allow Content Creators the appropriate access to the system. The Web Console provides a very intuitive interface for account management. At the most advanced level, XML filters can be coded to finely tune access to individual fields on Views, but most sites can be effectively managed with general User, Group, and View permissions.
The Administrator role is meant for the System Administrator and Site Designer. Other Uses can be granted high permission levels - even to work with directly with source code on Site Pages when appropriate. Some Brick River menus and processes are only available to Administrators.
A few important things to know about Administrators
An Administrator can create a User with the Users link on the Admin Menu. Click Users and click the button to create a New User. The User Window has two sections - User Information and Permissions.
1 Use the Browse button to link a photo to the User (optional)
2 Add Name and Contact Information (optional )
3 Create a unique UserName and Password (required) and Activate the User to enable that User to access the Brick River Web Console
4 Add Groups to the Member Of field (optional)
The rest of the form contains Controls to customize User permission for the use of Email, Registration Forms, Sites and Pages.
The only Permission that applies only to Users is the toggle to grant Administrator permission.
Remember - do not grant this permission to dopes.
On the Admin Menu, Click Groups and click the button to create a New Group. The top of the form configures basic information and the lower section configures Group permissions.
Create a Unique Group Name, activate it, add Members. Note that Users and Groups have a reciprocal relationship. Add Users to Groups or Groups to Users - it's all the same
Toggle permission to Yes. Use selection lists to grant access to email templates and subscription lists.
Toggle Reg SUPER Admin to grant full permission to use all Registration Forms, or
Toggle Reg SELF Manager to allow Users to manage the Forms they create, and/or,
Toggle SIMPLE Reg Manager allow Users to manage the forms indicated by: This User can manage these Registration forms:
Toggle controls to display Content and/or Contacts menus.
Use the associated controls to enable specific Views to be displayed on the menu.
Note that View permissions can also be customized using the View Editor window and the Permission Views Window. Review additional details in the article View XML
Toggle the control to enable website management
Expand the Sitemap control. Check the box for the Site name to enable the Group members to edit all pages, or select single pages or sets of pages.
Permissions to view, upload, create, and delete files is granted to Users and Groups using controls on the Files Menu. File management permission control is included in the article Folders and Files
The only system permissions that are not configured in User or Group Account window are File and Folder permissions.
Access to Folder contents is set using the Files Window - described here.
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