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Create Administrator Accounts
Authorize and Manage Security Roles for Administrators
As an Administrator for your DNN Portal (Website) you are responsible to manage users and the roles they have within the site. Administrators can add a user to a role to give the user the permissions given to the role. With Active Directory Authentication, the first time a new user enters your DNN site, DNN will assign them
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You will need to assign one or several pre-defined Security Roles on your site. They will also be assigned with these Security Roles also (eg: League Administrator) if the existing Security Role is included in a
Until you authorize the user, they will only have view access to your DNN Site, and the first time they log in, they will not have any of the editing tools available.
Each administrator must have a unique User Account as an administrator. This must be a separate account from their personal or team account.
How to add a user to a role or change a user's role access
Navigate to Admin >
- OR - Go to a
Find the required user by using a filter or by performing a search.
icon or Click the
button beside the required user account.
, select the role this user will be added to.
, click the
button and select the first date the user can access this role or leave blank to grant immediate access.
See "Working with the Calendar"
, click the
button and select the last date the user can access this role or leave blank if access doesn't expire.
If the role is a social group, then mark
the check box at
if the user is an owner of the role - OR - unmark
the check box to disable.
the check box to send a notification email to the user informing them of their new role access. This is the default setting. - OR - unmark
the check box to add the user to the role without notifying them.
Add Role to User
button. The updated role details are now displayed in the list below. Note: The user must
their screen and the edit ribbon should now show on the top of the page will display new roles.
Article ID: 37
Created: August 25, 2016 at 3:40 PM
Modified: September 6, 2016 at 6:27 AM
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