Building a Generic Publisher User Account

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Pre-Publisher Cycle
Selecting a Security Framework for Your Publisher Environment
Building a Publisher Functional Security Group
Building a Generic Publisher User Account
Preparing 25Live Data for Publisher
Building Calendars Using Event Categories or Resources
Publisher Cycle
Creating Effective Searches for Publisher Calendar Feeds
Creating a Calendar Feed from Your Search
25Live Publisher: Customizing Your Calendar for Publication
           1. Working with Publish Settings for a Calendar
           2. Selecting and Styling Calendar Views
           3. Selecting and Styling Control Spuds
           4. Selecting and Styling Promotion Spuds
           5. Styling Emails and Feeds
Setting Up and Styling Event Actions
Configuring Custom Fields and Event Templates
Embedding Publisher Spud Code in Websites
Post-Publisher Cycle
Analytics in 25Live Publisher
Monitoring Published Calendars and Making Modifications to Existing Calendars
Additional Publisher Resources
Example Publisher Calendars
Displaying a 25Live Publisher Feed in an Outlook Calendar (Desktop)
Displaying a 25Live Publisher Feed in an Outlook Calendar (Office 365)
Displaying a 25Live Publisher Feed in Google Calendar
Matching Series25 Fields with Publisher Fields
Setting Up Disqus Comments and Facebook Comments on Your Calendar Spuds
Installing the 25Live SharePoint Web Part

Why Do You Need a Generic Publisher User Account?

There are two main reasons why your Publisher User account should be generic:

  • To ensure that searches used for 25Live Publisher feeds remain available in the event of departmental turnover. Without a generic account, these searches would be tethered to credentials that may be inaccessible or deactivated.
  • To enable the individual(s) using the account to have separate 25Live user accounts for the other roles and responsibilities they may have. 

Remember that once searches become published feeds, they are associated with the user account that created them. They would need to be unpublished and re-published to change the feed's owner.

Building the Generic Publisher User Account

New user accounts are built using the Series25 Group Administration tool (see Adding Users to Security Groups).  To build a generic Publisher User account:

1. Open the Series25 Group Administration Tool

Select the 25Live Publisher User functional security group you created to add the user to, then use the Configure button, and choose Members.

Group administration > configure > members

2. Use the Create New User Button

Create new user button on the configure members form

3. Enter User Info

Enter the Last Name, Email Address, Username, and Password, and all fields required with an asterisk. Use the Save User button when you have entered all the required information.

Save user button at the bottom of the form

You will receive the success message after the new generic Publisher User account has been created.

You have successfully created a generic Publisher User account.

Differentiating the Generic Publisher User & 25Live Publisher Accounts

  • The Generic Publisher User account is used for logging into 25Live to create event searches and publish those searches as event feeds.
  • The 25Live Publisher account refers to the user credentials generated by your account manager. These credentials enable you to log into Publisher to build and style calendars for publication to campus web pages.