When you login to your site, you will be assigned a role. The default roles are viewer, editor, publisher and webmaster. Viewers can see unpublished content. Editors are mostly responsible for content management. Publishers have additional developer settings, and Webmasters have elevated permissions to handle more administrative tasks, like managing users.

To see an overview of the people with access to the site, go to People (/admin/people).

Adding Users

NOTE: Webmaster role required.

From the people overview page click the Add User action button (/admin/people/create).

  1. From here, enter the HawkID of the person you would like to add to the site. You can find a HawkID for an individual using the UIowa Directory.
  2. Set their status to active (default), and select the role(s) you would like the user to have.
  3. Click Save.

Managing Existing Users

NOTE: Webmaster role required.

From the people overview page you can edit one or more existing users at a time. You can:

  1. Block/grant their access to the site
  2. Add/remove roles

We have temporarily disabled the ability to cancel accounts. We recommend changing the user status to blocked to prevent the user from logging into the website. Please contact us if the user must be completely removed from the website due to privacy reasons.

User Roles

While Webmasters have additional permissions above Publishers, both roles have the same permissions in terms of Content Moderation.

Non-Users

  • View published content

Viewer

  • View unpublished content

Editors

  • Create new content
  • Move content from Draft to Review
  • View all own content
  • View content which is Published

Publishers and Webmasters

  • Create new content
  • Move content from Draft to Review
  • Move content from Review to Published
  • Move content from Published to Archived