Communote Enterprise Account: First Steps for AdministratorsMartin Böhringer
After you signed up for a beta-account of Communote’s enteprise version you are the administrator of your own microblogging system. We designed the adminstrator’s workbench as simple as possible. In fact, the only recurrent task for you will be to manage new users. But of course there is other functionality and I am going to give you a short overview in this blog post.
As an administrator you will see the link to the workbench on the top of Communote:
The first admin page contains some statistical information. There are several limits in the beta version and here you find your free quota. The menu item “Client profile” enables you to customize Communote’s look and feel. You can change the name of your microblogging system, say what to do with new users and set your own logo. Communote can inform users via email if they have new @-replies. You may change the email’s signature here, too.
The next pages are for changing your password and for configuring your LDAP connection. What you will need more often is the section “User management”. It looks like this:
In the user management view you can see all users of your microblogging system and the status of them. There are different user statuses in Communote:
- Registered: The user registered to your microblogging system (typed in his email address)
- Invited: An administrator (maybe you) invited the user
- Confirmed: The user confirmed his email address by clicking on the confirmation link
- Active: It depends on your settings if new users get activated automatically as soon as they finishe the registration form (name, password…) or if you want to manually activate them.
So if you choose to handle your new users manually you will receive an email once somebody finishes the registration procedure (registered, confirmed and filled the form). In this case you can follow the link in this email to the user management workbench. Just choose the user here and click the button “activate user” if you wish so. You could also assign management rights to users here. This means that they would have access to the administrator’s workbench, too:
And that was it. If you want to invite users directly to your Communote account you can do this by using the last item “Invite users to your client”.