How to access
Navigate to Users → User Manager and click on the Options icon in the Toolbar.
This screen allows you to set global options for the Users component. This screen has three tabs: Component, Mass Mail, and Permissions.
The first tab is Component, shown below.
- Allow User Registration. Yes or No. If set Yes, users can register from the front end of the site using the Create an Account link provided on the Login module. If set to No, the "Create and Account" link will not show.
- New User Registration Group. The group that users are assigned to by default when they register on the site. Defaults to Registered.
- Guest User Group. The group that guests are assigned to. (Guests are visitors to the site who are not logged in.) This is set to Public by default. If you change this to a different group, it is possible to create content on the site that is visible to guests but not visible to logged in users. See Allowing Guest-Only Access to Menu Items and Modules.
- New User Account Activation.
- None. User account will be active immediately with no action required.
- Self. User will receive an email with an activation link. The account will be activated when the user clicks the activation link.
- Admin. User will receive an email with an activation link. When the user clicks this link, the Site Admin will be notified via email and the Site Admin needs to activate the user's account.
- Frontend User Parameters. Show or Hide. If set to Show, users will be able to modify their language, editor, and help site preferences from the front end of the site. If set to Hide, the user will not be able to change these settings.
The second tab is Mass Mail, shown below.
Mass Mail Settings
- Subject Prefix. Enter optional text to be inserted automatically before the subject of the mass email.
- Mailbody Suffix. Enter optional text to be inserted automatically after the body of the email (for example, a signature).
The third tab is Permissions, shown below. These settings control what actions that members of each user group may take with respect to users.
- Groups. Permissions are set for one group at a time. Click on the desired group to open the slider for that group.
- Configure. Access the Options screen for a component.
- Access Component. Open the component manger screens (User Manager, Menu Manager, Article Manager, and so on).
- Create. Create an object in the component (for example, create a user, article, contact, and so on).
- Delete. Delete an object in the component (for example, delete a user, article, contact, and so on).
- Edit. Edit an object in the component (for example, edit a user, article, contact, and so on).
- Edit State. Change the published state of an object in the component. Normal states include Published, Unpublished, Archived, and Trashed.
- Edit Own. Edit component objects created by you. This is the same as the Edit action except that it only applies to objects created by the current user.
The Select New Setting Options as as follows:
- Inherited. Inherited from a parent group or a higher level in the component hierarchy. Can result in this action being allowed or not allowed for this group, depending on what permission is set at a higher level in the group/component hierarchy.
- Allowed. This action is allowed for this group.
- Allowed - Conflict. This group is given Allowed permission for this action. However, this permission is overridden by a Denied permission at a higher level in the group/component hierarchy. So this group does not have permission for this action and will show as Not Allowed in the calculated Setting column.
- Denied. This action is denied for this group. This will also deny this action for any groups or components at a lower level in the group/component hierarchy.
Important Note: The Calculated Settings column is only updated after you press the Save button. If you make changes to the permissions settings, press the Save button to see the updated Calculated settings.
The following values may be shown in the Calculated Settings column.
- Allowed. This action is allowed for this group. This is because the action has been allowed at this level or at a higher level in the component/group hierarchy.
- Not Allowed. This action is not allowed for this group. This is because the action has not been allowed anywhere in the component/group hierarchy. This setting can be overridden.
- Not Allowed (Locked). This action is not allowed for this group. This is because the action has been denied at this level or a higher level in the component/group hierarchy. This setting can not be overridden at this level or for any lower level in the component/group hierarchy.
At the top right you will see the toolbar:
- Save & Close. Saves any changes and returns you to the main screen.
- Save. Saves any changes and keeps the current screen open. Note, do this to see the effect of changes you have made in the screen.
- Cancel. Does not save any changes and returns you to the main screen.
- In the Permissions tab, click on Save to update the Calculated Setting column.
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