users : Managing users

As a site manager you can add new users and edit existing site users via the Configure ‣ System ‣ Users menu command.

The detail of a user account

This window opens when you click on My preferences or when you double-click on a row in the Configure ‣ System ‣ Users data window.

For a description of the fields, see lino.modlib.users.User.

Glossary

This documentation page introduces the following concepts.

user account

A database row with information about a given site user.

user preferences

The database fields of a user account that can be edited by the user themself.

For a description of user preferences, see lino.modlib.users.User.

My preferences

A quick link and an entry in the user menu that opens a detail window where you can edit your own user preferences.

user type

The type of a user account, which mainly defines the user’s permissions, i.e. what functionalities and data they can access. See User types and user roles below.

authority

The fact that one user gives another user the right to “represent” them, i.e. to act in their name.

online registration

A feature of a Lino site that allows new end users to register online, i.e. to create a user account without (or with little) interaction of the site manager. See Online registration.

User accounts

The site manager never needs to specify the current password when setting a new password for any user account.

You can optionally specify a date when a user started or stopped to be active.

End users can set their password themselves: How to change your password.

Online registration

Your Lino site may have social authentication channels enabled.

TODO: write more explanations.

User types and user roles

You can see the user types available on your Lino site via Explorer ‣ System ‣ User Types. Here is a typical list of user types:

value

name

text

000

anonymous

Anonymous

100

User

900

admin

Administrator

Another menu command might be interesting: Explorer ‣ System ‣ User roles. This table shows the user roles defined on your site and for each user type whether it has them or not. Lino consults this table when deciding whether to give permission (or not) to see certain menu commands.

Name

000

100

900

comments.CommentsStaff

comments.CommentsUser

contacts.ContactsStaff

contacts.ContactsUser

excerpts.ExcerptsStaff

excerpts.ExcerptsUser

office.OfficeStaff

office.OfficeUser

xl.SiteAdmin

xl.SiteUser

You cannot edit these tables. They have been designed by the application developer. If you think that something is missing with these tables, then talk about it with your site expert. They are visible so that you have a chance to understand what every user type does.