Manage your Campaignion users

To access the user settings, login into your Campaignion installation, and go to Manage --> Advanced Settings --> User accounts.

There, you can see a list of all your current users, with their user name, role, when the user was created and how long ago they last logged in.

Default roles in Campaignion

  • Authenticated user - this is just a basic user that can login and logout, not much more.
  • Administrator - users with this role can use and configure most settings, add and delete content and users.
  • Editor - this role can create new content and edit/delete its own, but not any other content. Some settings are available, but not many.
  • Supporter - this is a role for your supporters. Depending on how you manage your community, they normally won't have many more permissions than 'anonymous'.
  • Anonymous - everyone else on the big wide Internet, in particular your supporters: they can view the published content of your website and your public files, but have no permission to edit or add any content. They might upload some files though, if you enable this on one of your published forms. If you allow comments for this role, be sure to have spam protection up and running.

By default, only users with an Administrator role are allowed to add, block or delete Campaignion users. Let's see how this can be done! :)

1. Add a new user

  1. On the top of the User accounts page, click on "Add user". 
  2. There, enter a user name, e.g. a first name, and the user email address. This address is where the password resetting links and all other emails related to the user's account will be sent.
  3. Then, choose an easy password and enter it in both password fields.
  4. Make sure you keep the user's status as "active".
  5. Select a user role, e.g. administrator or editor.
    Warning: we strongly recommend that you only provide administrator rights to users with  advanced Campaignion training. If you would like more onion to provide you with this training, please contact support for more details.
  6. Under the list of user roles, we recommend that you activate the 'Notify user of new account' checkbox so that the new user receives an email with log in instructions.
  7. For installations with multi-lingual settings activated, you can then select the preferred language for the user.
  8. You can ignore the Meta tags settings.
  9. Finally, click on the "Create new account" button at the bottom of the page, tadaaa! :)

The picture below shows you the user creation page with some example settings.

2. Edit the user's settings

By clicking on the user's edit field, you can:

  • Reset their password, by entering a new password in both fields of the user profile. This is useful if someone forgets their password! 
  • Change their role
  • Change their language (if multi-language modules are activated)
  • Block them

You can also delete the user from this interface, but note that we strongly advise against this, as it might also delete the actions created ('owned') by this user. Therefore, if you want to remove access from old users of your Campaignion installation, we recommend that you block the user instead.

3. Block a user

  1. Under Manage --> Advanced Settings --> User Accounts, select the user(s) you want to block.
  2. Then, select the option 'Block the selected users' in the 'Update options''drop-down list, and hit the 'update' button.
  3. You're done!

Here is an example:



4. Delete a user account

Deleting a user account cannot be undone, and may also delete actions created ('owned') by the user, so in case of doubt, we highly recommend simply blocking the user.

However, if you are sure that a user should be deleted, then please drop a line to more onion support! Please explain what should happen with the existing actions and files associated with the user. Options are:

  • Keep the user name on the content, and keep it published
  • Keep the user name on the content, but unpublish it
  • Remove the name from the user's content and attribute it to an Anonymous user
  • Delete the user's content along with their account

Can't do one of the steps described above?

Then you probably don't have the necessary permissions. You can ask a Campaignion administrator in your organisation to make the changes or contact more onion support for more information :)



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