This week on Web Wednesday we’re talking some more about security on your MyWeb. Using PiratePanel you can customize the security on your main folder, and subfolders. What if you want to wipe out all the customized security settings and reset everything to one common setting? Well that’s easy to do! Log into PiratePanel via http://myweb.ecu.edu and after logging in and selecting your site to manage, go to Site Security. If you change your main folder’s security settings, it will automatically propagate to all subfolders also. That means that if you have “Public” folders underneath your main folder, and you switch the top-level folder to “Private”, all of your folders, including the previously public ones, are now private.
This is an excellent way to get back to a simpler security configuration, so that you can get things just the way you want them.
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This week on Web Wednesday we’re talking about setting permissions in MyWeb. If you have a website that you want to give someone else access to, it’s very simple. Here’s how:
To give someone access to your site, you can go to PiratePanel (via myweb.ecu.edu or piratepanel.ecu.edu), login, and select Manage Web Space. Once there, you can use the Configure Site Security to see who has access to your site. You can switch the site from private (only you can see it) to public (everyone can see it), or even to custom (you specify who can see it).
To add a specific person, select the Custom access option, and you’ll see a Custom Permissions window displayed. This lists what users have access to your site, and what level of access they have. Using this screen, you can add any Pirate ID to the access list. If you give them “Modify” access, they can access your site via PiratePanel and add/delete files. Full access will also give users the ability to manage your entire site, including the access list. This is perfect for departmental sites where many users will be making changes.
If you want to add a group to the access list, you can do it by adding the group’s “alias name”, which can be found in Outlook. Search the address book for the group (for instance, every class and section has it’s own group), and open the address book entry. On the address book entry, there will be a field called Alias name. That name is accepted into PiratePanel so you can grant access to an entire class without typing in the students individually.
You can customize your site’s security any way you wish using this screen, so try it out and see for yourself!
How To, MyWeb
The Contact Form 7 plugin has been installed on blog.ecu.edu. This plugin allows you to design a contact form, which can be mailed to you when someone completes it. You can also manage multiple contact forms.
Here’s a quick tutorial on getting started with Contact Form 7
I’ve discovered a wonderful reference to document types, browser rendering, and the semantic web. See my post over at Tony’s Tech Blog.
MyWeb, Web Design
We have a new tool that allows faculty, staff, and students who need web space for academic work to create and manage their own space. Go to http://myweb.ecu.edu, login with your pirateID, and click the link on the right to “Create Web Space”. There are tools available to set permissions, and upload files to your site.
Faculty, if you require your students to create web sites, send them to http://myweb.ecu.edu . It’s fast, free, and self-service. No more help desk tickets to input or waiting for your space to be created for you. For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/webpublishing/myweb.cfm
Core web space: For those that are familiar with core webspace, this is a new interface for that same space. You may continue to use your existing connections (ftp, mapped drive, URL) or give this new interface a try.
The Google Analytics plugin has been added to ECU Blogs, so you can track visitors to your blog using your Anayltics account. Configure this option under Settings in your dashboard.