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Access to Admin

Only a logged in administrator can access the Admin menu to add and update users and reset user passwords. Application Support will forward requests to caNanoLab Administrators to create new users and reset user passwords.

This chapter introduces you to managing user login accounts. Topics in this chapter include:

User Account Overview

When you click Admin, Manage User Accounts appears with the following options.

You can also perform the following functions.

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User Roles

When you are given caNanoLab login credentials, you will be assigned the Public role by default. Researcher, curator, and admin roles are also available. The following table describes the differences between these user roles.

User RoleActions and Access
Public

The Public user role is assigned to all caNanoLab users. A logged in Public user can

  • Search for and view all publicly-available samples, protocols, and publications and access any items shared with the user.
  • Create, update, and share the Public user's own samples, protocols, and publications with user(s) and collaboration group(s).

    Submit and Review

    To make a sample, protocol, or publication public, a Public user must submit the item for review first.


Researcher
(and also Public)

A logged in Researcher can

  • Search for and view all samples, protocols, and publications and access any items shared with the Researcher. 
  • Create, update, and share the Researcher's own samples, protocols, and publications with user(s) and collaboration group(s).

    Submit and Review

    To make a sample, protocol, or publication public, a Researcher must submit the item for review first.


Curator

(and also Public and Researcher)

Once logged in, you can

  • Search for and have Read-Write-Delete access to all samples, protocols, and publications in caNanoLab.
  • Annotate a sample.
  • Create, update, share, and make samples, protocols, and publications publicly-accessible.

  • Access Groups to manage collaboration groups.
  • Access Curation to review items for public access, and perform sample batch data metrics tasks.
  • Access Results to review batch data results.

Admin

Once logged in, you can

  • Access Admin to add and update user accounts and reset passwords. 
  • Perform task that a Public user can do.

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Creating a New User Account

To create a new user account

  1. Click Admin.

  2. Click Create New User.

  3. From Create User, fill in the user contact information. The Username and First and Last Name are required.
  4. Specify the User Role(s) to assign to the user:

    1. Researcher

    2. Curator

    3. Admin

    Create New User
  5. Click Save.
    A success message appears in red at the top of the page.

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Searching for Existing Users

To search for an existing user

  1. Click Administration.

  2. Click Search Existing Users.
    From Search Users, in the Search Name box, you can enter the user's Username, First, and/or Last Name.

    Leaving User Search Empty

     If you do not add any parameters in the User Search box, all users are returned.

    User Search Results opens with the user's username and contact information.

  3. You can edit and reset the password for any user returned by the search.

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Editing a User Account

To edit a user's account information

  1. Search for the user.

  2. From the search results, click Edit in the Actions column.

    Editing a New User

  3. On Update User, you cannot edit the Username, but you can update the remaining user information. 

  4. To add a user role, click Add and select Curator, Research, and/or Admin.
  5. Click Update when you are done.

    A success message appears in red at the top of the page.

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Resetting a User Password

To reset a user password

  1. Search for the user.
  2. From the search results, click Reset Password in the Actions column.

    Resetting a User Password

  3. On Update User, enter the Old Password and add a New Password. You cannot edit the Username.

  4. Click Reset Password.

    A success message appears in red at the top of the page.

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