Users Groups tab
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 Select or create a User or Group
The first page in the Users & Groups tab is a list of all users (if you're the administrator). From this page you can click on the name of a user to edit that account or you can click on the red X in the right column to delete that user. Or you can use the links in the upper right to create a new user or group.
 Create/Edit a user
Whether you create a new user or edit an existing user, the interface is identical.
 User rights
The user group that you choose for the user will determine what privileges the user has.
Login and nickname are required. First and Last Name are optional and won't be shown publicly unless they're selected as the "Identity Shown." If you want your name to be shown in the Who's Online section when you're online, then check the "Show Online" box.
Set your "Preferred locale" for admin interface, notifications, etc.
An email address is required for every user.
If you enable user self-registration and require that users validate themselves though email, then the "Validated" box will show if they have done that yet. (Self registration and email validation is set in the Settings tab.) An admin creating or editing an account can manually validate a user by checking the box.
Message form. Check this to allow receiving emails through a message form. Your email address will not be made public.
Notifications. Check this to receive a notification whenever one of your posts receives comments, trackbacks, etc.
URL, ICQ, AIM, MSN IM, YahooIM. Use these fields to add more information about yourself.
There are two fields for the password. Enter it in each when creating or changing the password. Leave these fields blank if you're editing a user and don't want to change the password. You can edit the minimum password length in the Settings tab.
Admin skin. The skin defines how the backoffice appears to you.
Action icon display and Action word display. Do you want buttons labeled with icons or words? Experiment with these values to change the way buttons are labeled.
Display icon legend. Display a legend at the bottom of every page including all action icons used on that page.
Use anti-bozo form validator. This will alert you if you fill in data into a form and try to leave the form before submitting the data.
Focus on first input text field. The focus will automatically go to the first input text field.
 User information
This section provides some extra information about the user.
 Create/Edit a group
Groups provide an easy and powerful way for you to control who has permission to do what.
Give your group a name.
 Permissions for members of this group
Access to Admin area. Should members of this group have access to the backoffice? If you require users to be registered before they can comment, you may have a lot of users that you want to have no access to the backoffice. If the members are allowed in the backoffice, you can decide if a link to it is shown in the blog, or if they have to find it some other way.
Blogs. Can the members of this group view and edit blog settings? Use "User permissions" if you want the user to have no access to the blogs tab unless a specific blog gives them permission to edit its settings. (See the Blogs tab manual page for more about this.) You can give the members of your group permission to View all settings for blogs, or you can give them Full Access so that they can edit the settings for any blog.
Stats. Are the members of this group allowed to view the stats tab? You can give them no access, view only access or you can give them full access, which means they can delete stats.
Antispam. What can members of this group do on the Antispam tab? You can hide it from them altogether, let them have view access, or give full access so they can add and remove items from the blacklist and delete spam comments. Be careful. It's not hard to accidentally (or maliciously) delete comments that are not spam.
Templates. Should members of this group have access to the Templates tab?
Files. Are group members allowed to view the File manager? Choose between no access, view only, Add/Upload or Full Access, which includes the ability to delete files. This overrides any specific media file permissions on specific blogs.
Users and Groups. Will you allow members of the group to view or edit the Users & Groups tab?
Settings. Will you allow members of the group to view or edit the Settings tab?
In most cases the default groups will be all you need. But you can edit the groups and create new ones to have even more control over who is allowed to do what.