Exercise 1.3 - Add a non-admin user

In this exercise you will create a new user account.

  1. Click on People on the Admin menu, then click Add user.

  2. Add an email address. Use training@example.com as the address (we don’t need a working email address for the purpose of this training session).

  3. Check the “Content Author” and "Content Approver" checkboxes in the Roles area.

  4. Enter your first and last name in the Username field.

  5. Enter a password in the Password field (notice what happens if it isn’t complex enough). Adjust until your password, then re-enter in the Confirm password field. Make a note of your password!.

  6. Make sure the Status toggle is set to “Active”.

  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Create new account button.

  8. Click on the admin username at the top left of the Admin menu, then from the menu that appears, click Log out.

  9. Log back in as the newly created user using the Username from step 4 and the Password you noted down in step 5. Note: You need to log in using the Username****, not the Email address.

What do you notice is different about the site? Discuss with your trainer.

Tip: The administrator user, sometimes called the admin user or user 1 is the "super user" of the site. This user is more privileged than a user with the role of "site administrator". Best practice dictates that no one should use the admin user for day-to-day tasks.

Users on the GovCMS SaaS platform do not have access to this user account at all, while on the GovCMS PaaS platform this user account is reserved for those managing your site (such as people in your IT department and/or your developer team).

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