Managing User Accounts and Maker Records

This section describes how to modify and manage Manifold accounts in the backend and assumes you are in the User (or Maker) account drawer, accessed by clicking on a name from the list of Users (or Makers) under the Records menu.

Note. Everything described here referring to User accounts requires Administrator credentials. To modify specific Maker accounts you need only have permission to modify a project with which that Maker record is associated.

User Drawer

Modifying User Accounts

Changing a User’s Password

To change a User’s password, click Reset Password below the user’s name, beside the green key icon. A prompt will come up asking if you want to Generate a New Password or Set a New Password. If you click Generate New Password the system will automatically create a new password and email it to the address on file. If you click Generate New Password you can manually input a new password and save it to the system.

Deleting a User

To delete a User account, click the Delete User button beside the red trashcan icon under the User’s name. You will receive a warning asking you to confirm you want to delete this particular Maker. Deleting a User permanently removes them from the system along with any highlights, annotations, or comments they have made.

Adjusting a User’s Email

Under the EMAIL heading in the drawer you can directly modify a User’s email address. Click Save Maker near the bottom of the drawer to push your changes into the system.

Adjusting a User’s Name

You can directly modify a User’s name using the First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, and Suffix headers. Click Save Maker near the bottom of the drawer to push your changes into the system.

User Avatars

User avatars are not accessible from the User account drawer. User avatars can only be added or modified by users themselves from the Edit Profile link attached to their avatar dropdown menu.

Edit Profile

Modifying Maker Records

The Maker record drawer is also accessible from (1) the People sidebar link under the Projects menu and (2) the People sidebar of a specific text, arrived at by clicking the name of a text under Texts in the Projects menu and then People from the truncated sidebar.

Deleting a Maker

To delete a Maker account, click the Delete Maker button beside the red trashcan icon under the Maker’s name. You will receive a warning asking you to confirm you want to delete this particular Maker. Deleting a Maker permanently removes them from the system. Projects to which they are associated will otherwise be unaffected.

Adjusting a Maker’s Name

You can directly modify a Maker’s name using the First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, and Suffix headers. Click Save Maker near the bottom of the drawer to push your changes into the system.

Maker Avatars

You can add a Maker avatar in either JPEG, TIFF, GIF, or PNG format to the system under the Avatar Image heading. Images should be in a 1:1 ratio and no less than 40 pixels wide. Maker avatars display beneath the title on the project landing page.