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Drupal For Dummies® by Lynn Beighley

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Chapter 4. Tackling User Management

In This Chapter

  • Securing your administrator account

  • Understanding roles

  • Controlling site registrations

  • Keeping tabs on your users

When the business of installing and configuring Drupal is complete, people can visit your site. Now it's time to consider how these visitors to your site will be treated. Part of that involves the decision whether to even allow users to register on your site and, if so, the privileges they get as registered users.

This chapter is about making your own administrator account a bit more secure, managing whether your visitors can register and log in, how that process takes place, and the privileges both unregistered and registered users get on your site.

Managing Your Administrator Account

The administrator account is the username and password you set up when you installed Drupal. This account is your key to the kingdom: The administrator account allows you complete control over everything on your site.

Editing administrator settings

To change settings for your administrator account, log in and click the My account link. You will see basic information about how long your account has existed under the View tab (See Figure 4-1).

The View tab under the My account page.

Figure 4.1. The View tab under the My account page.

You can't configure anything on this page; it states your history. Click the Edit tab (See Figure 4-2).

Figure 4.2. The Edit tab of the My account page.

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