This section provides information to maintain multiple login accounts for access
to Webinator administration. All users are listed on this
page. You may add users, delete users, and change individual user
passwords. The default user, called
webinator, may not be
The Accounts page also allows you to create multiple administrative users. There is no distinction among them after they are created. All users have full administrative permissions, and they may create and delete any user or change any user's password. This is a basic security mechanism meant to keep unauthorized persons from using the web based administrative interface. The purpose of supporting multiple administrative users is that you can create distinct passwords, which you can revoke in the future without needing to change a single global password that all administrators know.
User names and passwords are stored in the
SYSUSERS table of the
default database. This is only a holding place for them. No Texis
permissions are granted or revoked for these users. A benefit of
storing the users in
SYSUSERS is that any users that you
might create in the default database by other means than the Webinator
interface will also automatically become Webinator administrators.
Usernames may only contain letters, numbers, and underscores, they must begin with a letter, and they must be 20 characters or less. Names and passwords are case sensitive.
The passwords are one-way (forward) encrypted. This means that a forgotten
password may not be discovered. The only way to deal with a forgotten
password is to change the password.
In the event that all passwords are forgotten you can delete the
webinator user from SYSUSERS using
texis -s from a
command prompt, and then enter an appropriate SQL delete statement. The
administrative script will then create the
anew and ask you for a new password.
User groups may be created on this page, by clicking the Add a Group link. Existing groups may be edited or deleted with the appropriate links. User groups are used to associate administrative users into similar-privilege groups for easier access control maintenance. See the User Groups section for more details (here).
User groups are supported in the full Texis product, but not Webinator-only.