Setting up a user

To explore the last details of setting up a backend user - and as an exercise - this chapter will guide you through the process of creating a new user. To make it more interesting, we will also create a new user group.

Step 1: create a new group

Let's create a new user group using the Access module.

Creating a new backend group from the Access module

Start by entering the name ("Resource editors"), optionally a description and choose "All users" as sub-group.

Entering the general information about the new group

Let's keep things simple for the further permissions. Try to do the following:

  • for Modules, just choose "Web > Page" and "Web > View"
  • for Tables (listing) and Tables (modify), choose "Page" and "Page content"
  • for Page types, select "Standard"

and save.

Move to the "Mounts and workspaces" tab and select the "Resources" page as DB mount. To achieve that easily start typing "Res" in the wizard at the right-hand side of the field. It will display suggestions, from which you can select the "Resources" page.

Defining DB mounts using the suggest wizard

Let's ignore all the rest. Use the "Save and close" action to get back to the group list.

Step 2: create the user

Similarly to what we have done before, let's create a new user using the Access module.

Creating a new backend user from the Access module

Enter the username, password, group membership:

Setting the base information for the new user

Note

If we were creating a new administrator, we would just need to check the "Admin (!)" box. Admin users don't need to belong to any group, although this can still be useful to share special settings among administrators.

Now switch to the "Mounts and workspaces" tab to ensure that the "Mount from Groups" settings are set:

Checking the "Mount from groups" setting

This makes it so that the DB and File mounts are taken from the group(s) the user belongs to and are not defined at user-level.

Save and close the record. We will check the result of our work by using the simulate user feature we saw earlier.

Let's simulate our new user!

You should see the following:

The backend as seen by Resource McEditor