The LinkX control panel allows you to configure multiple administrator accounts so you can have several people working with the data at once. This document will provide an overview of the administrator account features of LinkX
There are two different types of administrator accounts: Editors and Administrators. Administrator level accounts will have access to all of the functions in the LinkX control panel, and therefore should be reserved for those people that you completely trust. These users will be able to edit the software settings, templates, link data, category data, and use all of the other functions in the control panel.
The other type of account is an Editor account which will allow access to the link, category, comment, and user account functions based on the privileges you select. So, for example, if you want to allow someone to access your LinkX control panel so they can approve new links, but not edit the directory templates, you would create an Editor level account for them.
To view the currently configured administrator accounts so you can modify or delete them, access the Administrators > Search function from the control panel menu. This will display a page where you will be able to see all of the currently configured administrator accounts, and search them if necessary.
In the table that displays the administrator accounts, you will find several functions that you can run on a single administrator account. Each of those functions are described below.
|Click this icon to edit the administrator account. A window will appear where you will be able to edit all of the account settings.|
|Click this icon to send an e-mail to this administrator account. A window will appear where you will enter the e-mail text.|
|Click this icon to delete this administrator account.|
Adding an Account
To add a new administrator account access the Administrators > Add an Administrator function from the control panel menu. This will display a popup window where you will be able to enter the account information that you want to use. Each of the form fields are described below.
|Username||The username for this account that the user will login with|
|Password||The password for this account that the user will login with|
|Name||The name of this account holder|
|E-mail Address||The e-mail address of this account holder|
|Account Type||The account type, as described above|
|Categories||The privileges you want to assign to this editor account for category functions|
|Links||The privileges you want to assign to this editor account for link functions|
|Comments||The privileges you want to assign to this editor account for comment functions|
|Users||The privileges you want to assign to this editor account for user account functions|
Select what e-mail messages this administrator account should receive
New Link - A new link is added
Edited Link - A link has been edited by the submitter
New Comment - A new comment has been added
Payment - A payment has been made (not yet implemented)
Editing an Account
To edit an administrator account you will fist need to locate it through the Account Searching interface. When you locate the account you want to edit, click on the icon to bring up the account editing interface. This interface is nearly identical to the administrator account creation interface, and has the same form fields with the same properties. You can make the changes that you want, and then press the Update Account button to save your changes.
Deleting an Account
To delete an administrator account you will fist need to locate it through the Account Searching interface. When you locate the account you want to delete, click on the icon, which will ask you to confirm the deletion.
You can also delete several accounts at once by putting a check in the box next to the accounts you want to delete, then pressing the Delete button at the bottom of the page.