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Users and Site Access

Available on
Faculty Sites
Sites+

Faculty sites: Projects are available on Full-Scale faculty sites. If you would like Projects, upgrade your faculty site.

You may give other people permission to edit your website. You can assign different permissions to different users with user roles.

Jump to how new users can log in

Add new user

Go to Site Settings by clicking the button in the upper right of the website.

The Site Settings button is in the upper right.

Then click 'manage site access' in the Users section. The options available in Site Settings will vary depending on what kind of website you have.

The site access link in Site Settings

You should now see the form to add new users and a list of existing users.

screenshot of entire site access settings page

To add a user, enter their Net-ID in the 'add new user' field, then choose a role. For a list of what each of these roles can do, please reference our user roles guide. The roles available will vary depending on what kind of website you have.

Once you have chosen a role for the new user, click Add. Now this user may log in.

It should be noted that Site Owners will not appear on the list of users because you are the site owner; that role cannot be changed or blocked. 

Editing existing user roles

To edit an existing user's role, click 'edit role' next to the user's name.

List of users with the edit role link highlighted

On the user's page, you can change their role with the 'select role' dropdown.

Removing a user

Users cannot be removed from a website. However they can be blocked from editing. Blocked users can still view the site, but may not make changes. To block a user, change their role to 'Blocked'.

Logging in

Users added with Site Access can log in at your website's login page. The login link is provided at the top of the list of users.

For Faculty sites, the login link will look like this. Replace yoursitename with the Net-ID of the site owner.

https://faculty.sites.iastate.edu/yoursitename/login

For Sites+ sites, the login link will be the the main url of your website with /login at the end.