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Administrator Roles and Permissions

Once server setup is complete, you can variably assign server, site, subsite, and customer admin rights.

At installation CommonSpot assigns all rights to the default user admin-commonspot and group CPAdmin. You can add other users or groups to the CPAdmin group as appropriate.

Important Note: Until or unless you create a group with equivalent privileges, do not delete CPAdmin. Deleting CPAdmin will disable application-level access to CommonSpot Server Administration. If you inadvertently delete this group from CommonSpot, you can directly manipulate the related database: create the appropriate records in the SiteSecurity table for site ID 0 to manually add users or groups with CommonSpot server-level permissions.

Server Administration is the highest level of access. The first server-level administrator owns a full set of permissions, granted through the Add Server Permissions dialog.

Role

Functions

Permissions Required

Server Administrator

Highest level of access, equivalent to CPAdmin. Responsible for overall administration of CommonSpot. Creates, changes, activates, and removes sites. Manages Configuration settings for all sites on the server; sets site security and creates and manages users, groups, and (for hosting environments) site customers.

CPAdmin or equivalent. Set permissions through Admin - Server - Security - General Security - Server General Security

Server administrators typically have admin-level permissions for the Web server, the ColdFusion server, the database and, if using Oracle, a new database ID with "Connect" and "Resource" permissions

Customer Administration

For creating and managing contributors or, for hosting environments (sites with licenses for more than one CommonSpot Users database), for creating and managing multiple customers.

Manage Customers permissions. Set permissions through Admin - Server - Security - General Security - Server General Security

Site Administrator

Manages global site settings, approval, security, and authoring controls. Site-level administrators have access to the site root directory and can set or change this location. By default, Site administrators also have root subsite rights.

Site Administration permissions at the root level subsite. Set permissions through Admin - Server - Security - General Security - Site General Security

Subsite Administrator

Manages Subsite Properties. Creates, manages, activates and deletes subsites. Manages keywords, base templates, subsite search collection indexes, and security.

Subsite administration rights. Set permissions through Admin - Server - Security - General Security

User Administration

Creates, edits, or deletes user profiles, assigns user to groups, sets security and views content contributions.

Set permissions for this role through Admin - Server - Security - General Security - Server General Security

Group Administration

Creates, edits, or deletes groups. Defines user administrators, and sets group rights

Set permissions for this role at the server level through Admin - Server - Security - General Security - Server General Security

Integrated Support

Submit bugs, enhancement requests, or support incidents directly to the PaperThin Support team.

Registered validated customer with a current CommonSpot license and subscription. Set permissions to submit tickets through Admin - Server - Security - General Security PaperThin requires additional Designated Support Representative (DSR) status to interact with submitted tickets.

For more on activating and limiting administrative permissions, see Server General Security, Server Permissions,

 

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