User Permission Modification Tutorial

This tutorial describes how to set up user permissions. This is important, since permissions dictate who can modify what. Not paying attention to the user settings may give a user too much access, causing possible site compromises. On the other end of the spectrum, it is possible to not give enough permissions to a user and get in the way of doing their job. Luckily, user permissions are fairly straightforward.

New User Creation

  • Open the Administration Tab On The Left Side Of The CMS
  • Click Users/Groups
  • Click Users Tab
  • Click New User

In the Info Tab:

  • Give them a User ID. This should be of the format unr\user .
  • Give them a UserName. This should be of the format Last Name, First Name.
  • Give them an Email. This should be of the formal name@email.domain. For example: yourName@gmail.com.

In the Member Tab:

  • Give them group permissions from the right side.

Generally it'll be the department the user desires, as well as authors and editors. These groups are modified by the groups tab.

Modifying An Existing User

  • Open the Administration Tab On The Left Side of the CMS
  • Click Users/Groups
  • Click Users Tab
  • Click the User You Wish To Modify.

In this case, we will modify CMS Guy, our test user. On the info tab, we'll see:

  • User ID: unr\cguy
  • User Name: xGuy, Testing
  • Email: deaon@unr.edu

On the Member tab, we'll see the following categories for xGuy. These categories are groups, with various user permissions, to modify various pages. These will vary depending on your user. See the Group Permission Modification Tutorial for more information on how to modify groups.

  • Authors
  • Contributors
  • Power Editors
  • s-Demo Profile
  • sVPAF: RFA
  • s- LA: Integrative Neuroscience COBRE