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From Elxis Official Documentation
The user manager allows the Elxis administrator to:
- create new users
- change user information
- delete user
- assign user access level privilege
standard user information
Name: User's real name. For example, John Doe.
Username: User account username. It will use, together with password, to login. In Users Manager table is shown as UserID.
Email: Type here user's email address.
New Password: Type here user's password. Used also when you want to change the password while editing a user.
Verify Password: Retype here the password.
Group: Select the user group he will belong.
Preferable language: It will be the language user will receives notifications.
Avatar: Select an avatar for this user. You can leave it empty. You can also uplad a new image that will be used as an avatar.
Block User: If it is set to "No", user will be able to login. If it is set to "Yes", user will be blocked from logging. Default value is "No".
Receive Submission Emails: (Visible only to user accounts that belong to Super Administrator group). Select "Yes", if you want this Super Administrator to receive notifications about new submissions.
Register Date: Shows the date the user has been registered.
Last Visit Date: Shows the date user visited this site for last time.
Extra profile User Information Fields
Extra profile Fields in Elxis are divided in two groups. Default and Extra User Fields. Default are predefined fields that you cannot delete or change. Extra User Fields are custom user fields that you define and are added to the existing ones. That way, you can define your own user profile settings, something that is very important for professional web sites.
Extra Fields list both types of fields. First you see the Default and bellow them you see the Extra User Fields, if any are defined.
You can enable or disable Default fields, using SoftDisk.
Adding a new user
Adding a new user is easy, a more difficult decision is assign their user access privilege because you do not want to give users access to the administration areas that are controlled by admins.
There are two areas that users can have access to: the front-end and/or the backend of the Elxis program.
When adding a user, the Elxis program will by default attempt to send an email to the email address of the user. The email will contain a verification link that the user must click on to activate the new user account.
To send this email, the Elxis global configuration mail settings must be set correctly.
Changing the admin user name
For security purposes, a user should consider changing the admin user name and / or login name.
This should only be done after you have correctly created a new super administrator and verified that you can login to the back-end correctly.
You can have a different display name from the actual user name and this adds to the security of your program.
User Access Levels Front-End
There are four (4) front-end access levels:
registered - A registered user has no ability to create edit or publish content
author - Authors, can create content, signify certain aspects of how the content is to be displayed and specify the date for when the material should be published
editor - An editor has all the abilities of an author plus the ability to edit content of their own articles as well as that of any other author
publisher - Publishers can perform all the duties of authors and editors plus have the ability to actually publish an article
User Access Levels Back-End
Access to the back end should be assigned only to those who need it.
There are four (4) back-end access levels:
Manager - A manager is a publisher with access to the backend administrator’s panel. Managers have access to all content controls on the administrator panel but are not able to change templates, alter page layouts, or add or delete extensions. Managers have no authority to add users or alter existing user profiles.
Administrator - Administrators have a greater access than managers. Elxis Administrators can add and delete extensions, change templates or change page layouts and can change user profiles equal to their own permission levels or below.
Super Administrator - has the highest power in authority as an Elxis administrator. Super Administrators have the ability to create new users with Super Administrator permissions and to assign Super Administrator permissions to existing users.
Multiple users can be assigned front-end or back-end access and that can include multiple super administrators. This provides Elxis with an enterprise security level capabilities.