User Administration

If you are using a CMS earlier than v3.0.0 please use the following link: Users Administration

Users are administered in the CMS by clicking on Users under the Administration section on the main menu. The Users Grid will open for you to add new and manage existing Users.

Users Admin Grid

Xibo in the Cloud customers have access to the helpdesk as part of the hosting service. Please ensure that the user account named xibo_admin is not modified or removed so that our helpdesk agents can assist you with your CMS as and when required.

Adding Users

Click on the Add User button.

There are two ways in which Users can be added, via an onboarding wizard using pre-configured User Groups or information manually added.

The onboarding wizard and pre-configured Groups are available for new v3 installations and for users who upgrade to v3 who have not previously utilised User Groups in earlier versions!

Add User

Select from one of the pre-configured Groups to go through the Onboarding Wizard or select the last option to Manually create a user to be taken to the Add User form:

Onboarding wizard

  • Select a Group and click Next

    Features are pre-configured for the groups common functions and can be modified to suit by Editing the User record!

    User Credentials

  • Create a User Name and Password which will be used as their login and to identify the User within the CMS.

    The password must contain at least 8 characters and include upper and lower case letters as well as at least one number or special character!

  • Complete the Email address for this user, click Next

    A user can complete/edit their email address after login from the User Profile!

  • Select from available Folders to share objects with the new User.

    All objects contained or moved into a Folder will inherit the View, Edit, Delete Share options that have been enabled for Users/User Groups!

    Folder Select

When allowing Users, (such as a Group Admin) to add Users using the Onboarding Wizard, ensure that Folders is enabled in Features if they are required to Share Folders with the User for viewing and editing!

For further information regarding Folder Administration click here!

  • Save

    The newly created User will be added and can be viewed in the Grid.

Add User form

New User Form

To always show the manual Add User form when adding new user's to the system instead of the onboarding wizard, use the option available in Preferences from the User Profile!

Details

  • Create a User Name and Password which will be used as their login and to identify the User within the CMS.

    The password must contain at least 8 characters and include upper and lower case letters as well as at least one number or special character!

  • Complete the Email address for this user, click Next

    A user can complete/edit their email address after login from the User Profile!

  • Use the drop down to select from the three available User Types

  • Assign the maximum amount of content allowed to be uploaded to the Library for this User. Enter 0 for no quota to be applied.

  • Select which User Group this User should belong to so that they can access the relevant parts of the system as required.

    Use System Notifications as the Initial User Group for Users that do not require permission to anything within the CMS but need notification emails when there are system issues as System Administrators!

  • Use the drop down to select from the choice of Dashboards for the Users 'Homepage' which the User will be taken to after login.

Reference

Use this tab to optionally complete information to be used as a reference to view and organise your Users.

Notifications

  • Choose if the User should receive System or Display Notifications by ticking the checkboxes.

Options

Further options can be applied for the User as required:

  • Hide the side navigational bar.
  • Hide the New User guide when they log in.
  • Force a User to change their password the next time they log in.

Xibo doesn't place any limits on the number of Users that can be added.

With Xibo in the Cloud we do not impose limits on concurrent access or licence User access in any way.

Editing Users

Use the Row Menu for a User to make changes by selecting from the options available:

Users Edit Row Menu

Manage User Group membership as well as Features from this menu!

Click on Edit to open the Edit User form so that changes can be made to the User record as required.

Users Edit Form

Reset Two Factor Authentication

If a User loses access to their email or Google Authenticator app and has no access to any saved recovery codes, use the check box and tick to Reset Two Factor Authentication.

Once ticked the Two Factor Authentication will be set to ‘Off’ for this User Profile with any stored secret codes cleared. The User can now set up Two Factor Authentication from the User Profile as before.

Add the Two Factor column to the Users grid using the Column visibility button. This will give you an overview of what Users have set with regards to Two Factor authorisation. (Disabled / Email / Google Authenticator)

2fa Coloumn

If you cannot access the CMS then run the following sql directly in the database to clear 2FA data for a specified User {yourUserId} , userId can be found in the User table.

UPDATE `user` SET `twoFactorSecret` = NULL,
`twoFactorTypeId` = 0,
`twoFactorRecoveryCodes` = NULL
WHERE userId = {yourUserId}

Force Password Change

Use this function to ensure that 'new' Users change the password first given to them to access the system or if a User account password has been reset. Click on the Options tab and tick the box Force Password Change, Save.

Users Edit Options

Users will be redirected to a page to reset their password, the next time they log in.

Deleting Users

Remove a User from the Row Menu, Delete option. A confirmation form will open up and give you further options regarding the items currently owned by that User.

Deleting a User is irreversible and will remove all their owned items including; Media, Layouts and Schedules, even if these items are being used by other Users in the system. Reassign items to another User using the selector to make them the new owner of all the items currently owned by the User you wish to delete. Alternatively, use the Retired checkbox at the bottom of the Edit User form so that the items remain in use in the system with the User unable to log in.

My Applications

Xibo contains an API that allows 3rd party applications to connect and consume its data.

Add Applications and Add DOOH Applications and configure from Applications under the Administration section of the main menu.

Before using an Application each User must authorise the application to act on their behalf within the CMS. Once authorised it can be viewed by clicking on the My Applications button to open a current list.

Users My Applications

At the current time the CMS does not provide individual Users with a method of revoking access to an application, however, an admin can remove an application completely.


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