Users and user groups

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This topic is for CMS administrators and developers with administrative access rights.

If your organization migrated to Opti ID, you must manage users in Opti ID. See the Opti ID user documentation.

For easier and safer maintenance, base access rights on user groups rather than individual users.

You can administer user credentials in the following ways:

  • Manage users and user groups from the Optimizely Content Management System (CMS) Settings view.
  • Manage users and user groups in Windows.
  • Develop a customized role and membership provider.
Users and groups created in the CMS Settings view are available from the Settings view only; they are not accessible from Windows. You cannot add users created in Windows to groups created in Optimizely. See Virtual roles for information about working with membership and role providers.

Smaller organizations with few editors tend to use the CMS administration view, whereas larger organizations with many editors tend to use the other options. You can combine these options.

Create, edit, and delete users

To add a user in the CMS, do the following:

  1. Go to Settings > Administer Users.
  2. Click Create User.

    create user

    • Specify a username, password, and email address and set the account to Active.
    • Select none or more user groups to which the user should belong.
  3. Under the Display Options tab, specify a default language for the user interface (optional) and touch support.

    default language for user

  4. Click Save.

To edit user settings, search for the user under Search User/Group and click a user name. You can modify properties only for users created through self-registration or with Create User in CMS.

To delete a user, search for the user under Search User/Group, click a user name to edit the settings, and click Delete. You cannot undo a deletion of a user.

Display members of a user group

  1. Go to Settings > Administer Groups.

    Administer groups.png

  2. Select a group to view its members.

    View groups as Admin

    • To see all users or groups, leave the Search field blank.
    • Type one or more letters in the Search field to see a subset of users or groups. Any names that have the string in them display in the list.

Create and delete groups in CMS

When you select Administer Groups in Settings view, groups are shown irrespective of the provider used on the website. The group provider is shown next to the group name.

  • Click Create to create a user group, enter a name, and save your changes.
  • Select Delete from a group's menu to delete a user group.
    You can delete only user groups that were created from the CMS. You cannot recover a user group after you delete it.
You cannot change the name of an existing group. Instead, delete the group and add one.