Cascade Content Management System (CMS)

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Create Access for New Users


To set up Cascade CMS access for a new user who does not already have an account, follow the instructions below.  To set up access to the companion CoLA Web Editor. follow the instructions here.

The Liberal Arts web presence relies on a pair of content management tools.  The Cascade content management system provides tools to create and manage most college and departmental web information. The CoLA Web Editor (previously called the CoLA DB or Database) provides tools to manage data on staff, faculty, graduate students, news, events, and optional course and office information.

What's Needed

  1. Ability: You must have "Office Admin - Permissions" on your account to add a new user to Cascade. If not, speak to your web administrator listed on your site's "Contact-Us" link.
  2. New Account Information
    1. Full Name
    2. EID must be lowercase
    3. Email Address

Steps to Grant Access

There is an animation to the right that demonstrates these steps

  1. Log into Cascade
  2. In the upper-right, navigate to Administration:     Users, Groups, & Roles
  3. Click     Add User
  4. Enter in New User information
    1. Enable - keep activated
    2. Username - must be lowercase EID in order to accommodate a future move to the UT login system. Non UT EID accounts will be deleted.
    3. Full Name - of new user
    4. Email Address - a maintained address
    5. Authentication - keep as normal
    6. Password - Assign a temporary password and have the new user change the password themselves
    7. Change Tab: to   Membership and Roles
    8. Groups - Select Group(s) and then click blue "chose" box
    9. Default Site - selection not necessary
    10. Roles - Chose the appropriate role level for the new admin
  5. Click Submit

Account Removal

LAITS may periodically remove accounts that:

  1. Have been inactive for 1 year or more
  2. Do not have an EID for a login name
  3. Perform actions that interfere with the productivity and well-being of the community