Adding a New User - CMCC 12

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This Guide explains the User Manager App, and takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a new CoreMedia Studio user.

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  • Find out how to access the User Manager
  • Learn about the options for searching a user
  • Learn how to add new users and how to assign them to specific goups

Person reading a bookPrerequisites

  • A working Login to CoreMedia Studio

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2 minutes

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This guide is for Editors, Administrative Users.


The Rights & Roles Concept

CoreMedia Studio comes with the ability to set up and manage users and assign them to groups. Each group represents a defined role and comes with a set of rights. It is possible to assign one user to multiple groups.

The User Manager App

CoreMedia Studio comes with the integrated User Manager App. An administrative user will find the App as an entry of Main Menu.


Follow these easy steps to add a new user:

  1. Open the Main Navigation menu (1).

    Open main menu
  2. In the open Main Menu, select User Manager (2) from the category Content. With a single click, the User Manager App will then open in a new tab.

    Main menu
  3. You will only see users (or groups) if you search for them.
    In the top area, you will find a set of fields (3) which you can use to specify your search.

    User Window

    If you don’t need the search option, you can use the buttons Create new group (4) or Create new user (button visible once you switch Type to Users") to directly create a new user/group. There are several ways to open the Create new user dialog box. Another option is described in step 5.

    • You can use the field Type to toggle between Groups and Users.

    • Via the Domain field, you can display the groups or users for a specific domain.

    • The Search field allows you to search for specific groups or users. The matching results are then displayed in the list below.

  4. One reason why you would want to look up a specific user in the first place is that you might want to add a new user, and you want the new user to have the same rights and groups as another existing user, maybe from your team. This is a very common starting point.

    In this example, you know that the first name of the user you are looking for is Peter. So, you can start by typing the first three characters "Pet" in the Search (5) field — no need to press enter afterwards — the results for this search are directly displayed below. Remember to capitalize on the first letter.

    Search User
  5. Above the list, you will find the Action Bar (6), giving you four options in regard to user management: Delete user, edit user, create a new user, or copy user.

    User Window
  6. To create a user, just click the Create a new user button in the Action Bar. This will open the appropriate dialog box. Now simply fill in the data, and then click Confirm (7).

    Create new User dialog

  7. As a result, the user data will open in a new tab, showing the details and giving you further options to configure the user.

    user details v12

The most important step that you need to do in the Details tab is to assign the user to a specific group or multiple groups, as needed.

  • In the upper area (8), you can see and double-check the details you just chose in the previous window. The three buttons give you the options to change these details at any time.

  • Under Folder (9), the path to the users home folder is displayed. The home folder is the place where personal content items, queries, and user settings are stored.

  • In order to be able to do anything, the user needs membership in one or more groups. Under Group Membership (10), you can select one or multiple groups.

  • Save or revert your changes, by using the appropriate buttons (11) in the upper right corner.

  • There is also the tab Effective Rules (12). If you switch to that, you can view and edit the active rules the user has by being member of the previously chosen groups.

Congratulations! If everything looks satisfactory to you, you just created your first CoreMedia Studio user.

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