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Wiki Accounts

  • When a user requests an account, a wiki administrator will have to visit Special:ConfirmAccounts to confirm the account request.
  • They will also have to add the user to the team group so they can access restricted pages (like this one!). Simply put their name in Special:UserRights and then tick team.
  • In some cases, the user may also need additional MediaWiki account permissions, so that they can move or delete pages, or conduct administrative functions. These can be set under Special:UserRights too.

Setting Up an RDP Account

This can be done by anyone with admin privileges on the RDP.

  1. Open the Server Manager.
  2. In the Upper Right hand corner, select Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers. A box will pop up.
  3. On the left hand side of this box, there is a folder titled "Users" (it might be collapsed under Active Directory Users and Computers -> AD0.edegan.com). Right click on that folder, and select New -> User.
  4. Fill in the fields, and select Next.
  5. On the next screen, enter the password. Unselect the box "user must change password on next login", and check the box "password never expires". Remind the user to change their password at their next log in, if they didn't set it with you. Passwords for the RDP should meet complexity requirements and kept secure.
  6. Select Next, review your entries, and hit "Finish".
  7. There now should be a person icon in the "Users" folder with the user's name on it.
  8. Right click this icon and select "Add to a group".
  9. In the object names box, enter "Researcher", click Check Names (it should underline Researcher) and then OK.

Adding Someone to a Privileged Group

Certain groups have more administrative access on the RDP. If someone needs to be added to a group, you can do this in the same window as the previous section.

1. As before, Open the Server Manager, go to Tools -> Active Directory Users and Computers, and double click on the "Users" folder.

2. Find your User in the Users folder. Right click on the User, and select the option "Add to a group...".

3. Here, you need to know what group your User needs to be added to. Type it in the box, and if it is a valid group, the name will be underlined. Then hit OK.

Database Accounts

Don't follow the instructions to create accounts on the database server unless the user needs to be able to install software or perform non-standard tasks.

All normal users should use the account researcher. The password is available from management.