User Administration

The Content Management Server has a simple but flexible user administration.

User administration is logically strictly separate from the Content Management Server and is addressed by the latter via an interface. Because of this architecture, the Content Management Server can be combined with another user manager, such as e.g., one based on LDAP.

The Content Management Server administers every user by means of a login name, which "embodies" the user as a unique identifier. A password that allows the user to access the Content Management Server is assigned to every login name.

The user administration integrated into the Content Management Server is also responsible for user groups and the allocation of users to groups. It also administers the allocation of global permissions to users and groups.

Using global permissions, you determine the authority of individual users or members of a user group with regard to their administrative tasks. For the purposes of logical user management, the user groups should first be set up and then granted permissions. Users can then be placed in the groups to grant them the permissions of those groups. A user is automatically a member of a default group. He or she can also be a member of other user groups.

In the Content Management Server, user groups also fulfill an important task with regard to files, because they can be granted file-specific permissions. These permissions determine how the user groups are able to access files.

In addition to users and user groups, the Content Management Server also manages so-called user fields, which can be helpful in user administration. In these field values, you can store additional user-specific information such as the address or private telephone number of the respective user, thereby allowing you to have such information available as needed. All defined user fields are assigned to all logins.