||Operation Administrator or higher
This page describes how to add users to your operation.
The InfoEx system has four types of users with increasing permission levels:
- User: Can enter observations and view InfoEx reports
- Submission moderator: Can submit observations to the InfoEx and execute workflows
- Operation administrator: Can modify location catalog, define operation level InfoEx report templates and workflows, add and remove users from operation
- Super user (CAA only): Can administer the InfoEx and create new operations
Only Operation Administrators or Super Users can add, edit or delete users from a subscriber operation. See Description of user levels for a detailed description of the functionality accessible to the different user levels. Only Super Users have the credentials to create other Super Users.
| Select 'User Management' from the administration menu (cog wheel) (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1: Administration menu for operation administrator
| This will get you to the user management section of the InfoEx application (Fig. 2). This section consists of a simple table that list all of the users associated with your operation. The columns of the table are:
Fig. 2: User management screen of InfoEx application
- email address/username
- first name
- last name
- permission level
| To add a new user to your operation, click on at the top left corner of the user table. This will open a new popup window (Fig. 3). This window allows you to add users that already exists in the InfoEx user database or create new users and add them to your operation with the appropriate user levels.
Fig. 3: Popup window for adding a user to an operation
| Enter the first name or last name or email address of the individual you would like to add to your operation into the text field and click on Find. This will search the user database and return a list of existing users with the particular first or last name or email address (Fig. 4).
Fig. 4: Popup window for adding a user with list of existing users. First user is highlighted.
||If you found the person you would like to add to your operation, select the person by clicking on it, which will highlight it in blue (Fig. 4). Select the appropriate permission level from the dropdown list at the top of the popup window and click Add at the bottom right of the popup window. This will close the popup window and the new user will be added to the user table of our operation.
||People you added to your operation will receive an automatic email message from InfoEx notifying them they they have been added to your operation and that they can access the InfoEx for your operation with their existing credentials.
|If your search did not bring up the person you were looking, it means that this person does not have a personal InfoEx account yet. You can either
Fig. 5: Popup window for creating a new user in the InfoEx user database.
- tell the person to create their own account (see Signing up for a personal InfoEx account for more information) and add them to your operation later, or
- create an account for them yourself and add them to your operation right away
To create an account for the person, click on the 'Create New' tab in the popup window, which will reveal the form for creating a new user (Fig. 5).
||Enter the required information into the form (all fields are required), select the appropriate permission level from the dropdown list at the top of the popup window and click Add at the bottom right of the popup window. This will close the popup window and the new user will be added to the user table of your operation.
||You currently only get an error message when you try to create a new account with an email address that is already in use. You currently do not get an error message when there is another issue with an email address, such as a trailing space or other character that is not allowed. The application will add the user with a bad email address and the user will not receive email notification he has been added to your operation. If this happens, add the user again with the correct email address and ask InfoEx support staff at the CAA to delete the incorrect email address.
JIRA: - (Dec. 22, 2013)
||Make sure that you are entering an accurate and active email address for the person as this email address will be the person's InfoEx username and their welcome email and all report emails will be sent to this email address
||People you created new accounts for will receive an automatic welcome email message from InfoEx providing them with their credentials and notifying them that they can access the InfoEx through your operation.
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