Administrators

Overview

The Administrators screen of the Super Administration interface can be used to create new administrators and edit or delete existing administrators. The administrators screen can be accessed at any time by selecting Administrators from the global navigation bar.

Administrators in the SuperAdmin Global Navigation Bar

The Administrators list view shows the number of administrators in the system, the Filter tool, New button, and the list of administrators. Users can sort the list view by Administrator name, Privilege level, LDAP Host name, and LDAP DN name.

To filter the list of administrators, simply begin typing in the Filter field. Administrators with a username, LDAP Host name, or LDAP DN name that match the text string in Filter will appear in the list view.

Administrators List View

 

By hovering over a row in the list view, the following functions are available:

  • Edit: Allows administrators to edit the selected administrator's settings. Remember to click Save in the fixed footer to save any changes.
  • Delete: Permanently deletes the selected administrator from the system. This process is irreversible.

Hover Options Available in the Administrators List View

Users can also select the checkbox adjacent to the administrator name and access these options from the table header. Multiple administrators can be deleted at once by selecting multiple checkboxes and clicking Delete in the table header.

Creating a New Administrator

Creating an administrator at the Super Administration level creates an administrator that has the privileges to access the SuperAdmin interface. Two authority levels are available for super administrators: Standard (level 5), and Super (level 10). These super administrator accounts differ from users created as level 9 or 10 administrators within an OU Campus account. Level 9 and 10 administrators have certain privileges within the CMS, but they do not have inherent access to the SuperAdmin interface.

In addition to a simple authentication method managed inside OU Campus, OU Campus supports LDAP, CAS, and Shibboleth authentication methods.

  1. To create a new administrator, navigate to the Administrators screen by selecting Administrators from the global navigation bar. Then, click the New button in the top right of the screen.

    New Button
  2. The administrator is directed to the the New Administrator screen,which displays the following panels:
    • Admin Information
    • Restrictions
    • LDAP Configuration
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  3. Fill in the relevant fields. If using LDAP, fill in the information in the LDAP Configuration panel. Otherwise, simply leave these fields unchanged and use the Password field.
  4. Click Save.

Admin Information

The options and fields for the Admin Information panel are as follows:

  • Username: Add a username for the administrator.
  • Password: If using simple authentication, enter in the password here. If using LDAP, leave this field blank.
  • Locale: Locale determines the format for date and time stamps in the SuperAdmin interface. If left at None, OU Campus will use the default values as interpreted by the browser.

The Delete Password option is available when editing an existing user. Existing password information for the user can be deleted and a new password can be created.

Restrictions

The Restrictions panel allows users to set the Admin Level for the new administrator. The options for Admin Level are:

  • Standard (default): A standard level administrator can view the Accounts list, perform account management functions including deleting an account, but can not access the Administrators area of the SuperAdmin interface, nor can they access their own user settings as an administrator. In the Administrators screen, their Privilege is listed as 5.
  • Super: An super level administrator is able to access all functionality of the Super Admin interface. In the Administrators screen, their Privilege is listed as 10.

LDAP Configuration 

The fields and options for the LDAP Configuration panel are as follows:

  • Authentication Type
  • Hostname
  • DN

The dropdown options for Authentication Type are as follows:

  • Simple
  • Simple (SSL)
  • Simple (StartTLS)

Authentication Types in the LDAP Configuration Panel

For more information, visit the Authentication page.

Editing an Administrator

It is important to remember that administrators cannot be edited in bulk. To edit an administrator:

  1. Navigate to the Administrators screen by selecting the Administrators menu item from the global navigation bar.
  2. Choose one of the following methods to edit the administrator's settings:
    • Click the hyperlinked administrator name.
    • Hover over the administrator's row and select Edit.
    • Select the checkbox next to the administrator’s name and click Edit from the table header.

Deleting Administrators

To delete a single administrator:

  1. Navigate to the Administrators screen by selecting the Administrators menu item from the global navigation bar.
  2. Choose one of the following methods to edit the administrator's settings:
    • Hover over the administrator's row and select Delete.
    • Select the checkbox next to the administrator’s name and click Delete from the table header.
  3. A modal will open with a message prompting the administrator to either cancel the action or delete the administrator. Click Delete.

    Delete Administrator Modal

Administrators can also delete administrators in bulk. To delete administrators in bulk:

  1. Navigate to the Administrators screen by selecting the Administrators menu item from the global navigation bar.
  2. Select the checkbox next to each administrator’s name that is to be deleted and choose Delete from the table header.

    Delete in the Table Header
  3. A modal will open with a message prompting the administrator to either cancel the action or delete the selected administrators. Click Delete.

    Delete Multiple Administrators Modal