Logging into a Site
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Logging into a Site

Pages served to anonymous visitors at your site do not require login. However, most sites require login to differentiate between anonymous and authenticated users, or between contributors or non-contributors.

Your CommonSpot site may limit access to specific pages or sections of a site. For example, you may have a “Members Only” section, or you may require authentication to serve personalized content based on user profiles or to display editing options to CommonSpot contributors.

CommonSpot supports multiple means of authenticating users:

Once logged in, you will automatically be in the Read mode. Now you are ready to:

and more.

CommonSpot facilitates the entire range of activities associated with a complex Web site, including authoring, editing, design, and administration.

It is important to note that once you are logged in, remaining inactive for too long will logged you off automatically. How quickly that happens depends on configuration settings in both CommonSpot and ColdFusion; it will typically be in the range of 30 to 60 minutes.

Everyone using CommonSpot to contribute to the Web site is assigned a particular role (either by the site administrator or by a departmental administrator). Your role determines the permissions you receive and your level of access to specific CommonSpot features.

Permissions may be defined globally, at the site level, or more locally at the page or element level. CommonSpot presents menus, dialogs, and an intuitive user interface tailored to the permissions of the current user. The tools you see pertain only to activities you are authorized to carry out.


Related Links

User Login

Login through 'login.cfm' URL

Cookie-based Automatic Login

Log In through a Custom Interface

You can download PDF versions of the Content Contributor's, Administrator's, and Elements Reference documents from the support section of paperthin.com (requires login).

For technical support: