Administrator is the user who manages PositLog system. There is only one Administrator in a system. All functions of PositLog are available. Creating/deleting user and changing permissions are available only to Administrator.
Administrator has her/his own ID for logging-in to PositLog. This ID was decided just after installing PositLog. The handle name "admin" is displayed on the page instead of the ID.
The ID and the password for logging-in can be changed anytime. Delete key.dat under the admindata directory, and execute createadmin.cgi to change them.
The User who does not login to PositLog is named “Public User.” A Public User can read or edit allowed pages. All pages are read only for Public User by default setting.
Public User can edit only those sprites created by a Public User. The sprite created by a Public User is protected if a temporary password is set. Pass-locked sprite can be edited only if the correct password is inputted in the password field. See also “Set temporary password” to get detailed information.
Public User can input any author name when he/she creates a sprite. The author named by a Public User is displayed with brackets.
The user who is registered to PositLog by Administrator is named “Logged-in User.” A Logged-in user can read or edit allowed pages after logging-in.
Each Logged-in user has a unique ID and a password for logging-in to PositLog. Administrator instructs them to the Logged-in user by certain procedures. Logged-in user must change the password immediately after the first log-in.
<Differences from Public User>
The author of the sprite created by Public User cannot be identified strictly. The sprite created by a Logged-in User is associated with a unique User ID; so, the author can be identified strictly.
Logged-in User could be the author of a page. Logged-in User can always create a new page in the EditMode. Public User can create a page only if Administrator allows to do so. Besides, Public User cannot be an author. The author of the page created by Public User is set to Administrator. The author can open Page Properties to change a page title, a background image or other properties. The author can also edit (and delete) all sprites except those created by Administrator.