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Why Do You Need a Generic Publisher User Account?
There are two main reasons why your Publisher User account should be generic:
- A generic user account ensures 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.
- A generic user account enables 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 They would need to be unpublished and re-published to change the feed's owner.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:
- 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.
- Use the Create New User button.
- 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.
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 account and the 25Live Publisher Account
The 25Live Publisher process involves two user accounts that are important to differentiate:
1. the Generic Publisher User account, and
2. the 25Live Publisher account.
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.