Types of users
People who work on site content such as authors, editors and publishers.
Administrative accounts with permissions to configure Magnolia, install new modules and create new templates, for example.
End users or visitors of the site. They can be registered through the. Registering visitors allows you to provide them with personalized content such as members-only sections of the site, newsletters and mailing lists.
Editing user preferences
A logged-in user can set one's own preferences by clicking the Edit user profile action in the top right corner.
The action opens a dialog whose User profile tab allows changing the user's password, full name and email address:
Use the dialog's Preferences tab to edit the user's language and the time zone.
Setting the user time zone
Every user can set one's own preferred time zone. Open the user preferences dialog, click the Preferences tab and set the time zone accordingly.
Magnolia continues to record events such as page creation using the host server time. The recorded time is converted and displayed in the user's preferred time zone.
In Magnolia, users are organized as follows:
- Users can have both roles and groups.
- Groups can have groups and roles.
- Roles can have only Access Control Lists (ACLs).
In a small site you can manage users and groups in Magnolia. On a larger site (hundreds of users), it is better to manage users and groups in an enterprise-grade user management infrastructure such as Microsoft Active Directory. You would define roles and ACLs in Magnolia but manage users and groups in the external system.
Get a list of all permissions assigned to a user or group in the Tools tab of the Security app.
Editing user permissions
Every user known to Magnolia is granted a set of permissions defined by roles. You can either assign roles directly to a user, or assign a user to a group that itself grants a set of roles (see organizing users above).
Use the Security app to edit the permissions. The app is available in the Set up group of the AdminCentral and by default the
superuser role is required to access it.
The Security app provides subapps to edit the users (system users and public users), groups and roles. Select the user you want to edit and double-click it or use the Edit user action. The Edit user action is available in the following subapps: Users, System users and Public users.
The dialog where you can edit user details has three tabs:
- User info: Use this tab to edit the user's name and full name, the password, the email address, and the language, a property editable also in the user preferences dialog. You can use the tab to enable or disable a user account.
- Groups: On this tab you can assign the user to existing groups:
- Roles: On this tab you can grant roles to the user.
Automatic lockout is a security precaution that prevents users from accessing Magnolia after a number of failed login attempts.
By default, the lockout is triggered, and the account is automatically disabled by a minimum of
N+1 failed login attempts. The number of failed attempts is configurable. When a non-existent username is entered lockout does not occur as the account does not exist. The lockout applies to system users and admin users but does not affect public users. After lockout, an administrator can re-enable the user account by checking the Enabled box in the user profile. When a lockout occurs, this checkbox is cleared.
The number of failed login attempts
N that will trigger lockout is configurable using the property
maxFailedLoginAttempts at Configuration >
/admin. Different values may be set for Users and Systems Users.
optional , default is
Allows duplicate usernames in different realms. Only applicable to
A class that implements the UserManager interface.
optional , default is
Allows to disable caching if set to
Realm name corresponding to JAAS login configuration.