Control Panel Accounts

Introduction

AutoGallery Pro allows you to create any number of control panel accounts, each with their own access privileges. This will allow you to maintain complete administrative control, while also having other people login to process your gallery submissions. Control panel accounts can be added, updated, or deleted at any time by a control panel account holder with the necessary privileges.

It is important to at least change the password of the default control panel account that is created when AutoGallery Pro is installed. It is highly recommended that you create a new account and delete the default account completely for security purposes. When selecting a new password, you should try to use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols - this will give you a more secure password.

First Time User

If you just installed AutoGallery Pro and this is the first time you have used it, you will want to at least change your control panel password now. To change the password, you will need to use the control panel account management feature. Read the Managing section for details on accessing that function. You can then read the Updating section to learn how to edit your control panel account. When editing a control panel account you will have the option to change the password. Make sure you use a password that is difficult to guess!

To create a totally new control panel account, follow the instructions in the Adding section. Make sure you add your new account before you delete the default account, and also make sure that you give the new account All Privileges.

Adding

To add a control panel account click on the Add Account link in the Control Panel Accounts section of the control panel menu. AutoGallery Pro will load a page where you will be able to enter the necessary information to create an account. Each of the main fields is described below.
Once you have the main fields filled in, it is time to select the access privileges. Each item should be self-explanatory. Putting a check in the box next to any of the items means that the account holder will have access to that feature of the control panel. If there is no check, the account holder will not have access to that feature. The All Privileges option is a special option which automatically gives the account holder access to all features of the control panel. You should always have at least one control panel account which has All Privileges.

Finally, when all of the options have been filled in how you want them, press the Add Account button. The new account will be created and you will be returned to the Add Account page where you can create more accounts if you wish. Immediately after addition the new control panel account will be active and the user can login.

Managing

To manage your control panel accounts click on the Manage Accounts link in the Control Panel Accounts section of the control panel menu. AutoGallery Pro will load a page where you will be able to view, search, edit, and delete your control panel accounts.

Clicking on the e-mail address will bring up your e-mail client so you send an e-mail to the account holder. If you would like to e-mail one or more of the control panel accounts, put a check in the box next to the Account ID. You can then press the E-mail Selected button to bring up AutoGallery Pro's e-mail interface. To e-mail all of the control panel accounts, press the E-mail All button.

Updating

To edit a control panel account click on it's edit link. A window will pop-up with the account editing interface. You can make any changes to the acount that you wish. Once you are completed making the changes you want, press the Update Account button. AutoGallery Pro will update the account with the new information and display a confirmation message in the pop-up window. You can close the pop-up window and continue with your next task.

Deleting

To delete a control panel account click on it's delete link (D). AutoGallery Pro will ask for confirmation that you want to delete the account. Pressing Ok will delete the control panel account, and the username and password for that account will no longer be active. Deleting a control panel account will not affect any of the galleries that the account holder approved, rejected, or blacklisted.

Be careful when deleting accounts! If you delete all of your accounts, you will no longer be able to access the control panel. Also make sure that you always have at least one account with All Privileges. If you don't have an account with All Privileges you may not be able to create new accounts that do have All Privileges and you will be locked out of some control panel features.