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Manage User Accounts and Permissions

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You can add new users and assign permission levels or "roles" for users with a validate SUNet ID.

Add New Users

  1. Navigate to Users > Add New User: 

    user account
  2. Add a SUNet ID user or use provided fields

  3. Select Role (permissions)

  4. Create New Account

Manage User Permissions or "Roles"

Site Managers have permission to assign site manager, site editor, or contributor roles to authenticated users.

  1. Navigate to People from the admin toolbar: [your site url]/admin/people (i.e. https://userguide.stanford.edu/admin/people)
    Navigate to People User page
  2. Locate the user you would like to edit.
  3. In the operations column, click Edit to update the user account:
    Edit Users Operations
  4. On the Edit page, scroll down to the Roles section. Check the preferred role for the user account:
    Edit User Checkbox
  5. Click Save to update the user account. You should be returned to the People page and be greeted with a message saying that the changes have been saved.

Cancel User Account

Warning: Canceling an account is an irreversible action. Please take extra caution.

  1. From a site manager account, select User from the admin toolbar:
    Navigate to People User page
  2. In the operations column, click edit for the selected user:
    Edit Users Operations
  3. To the right of the Save button, click Cancel account for the selected user:
    Cancel user account link
  4. You are directed to a confirmation page. 
    Stanford Web Services recommends using the default option to Disable the account and keep its content.
  5. Click Cancel account.