ContestPad allows you to create administrators that can design, configure and manage entries to specific contests.

To create contest administrators you need to be logged in as a Global Administrator.

Only Global Administrators have access to the Users & Groups area to create, manage and delete users and groups.

Creating other Global Administrators

Global Administrators effectively have complete access to all functions of the Administrators dashboard except for Accounts & Billings which only the Site Owner has access to.

There are two ways to create a Global Administrator user.

The first option is to just add a user to the internal "Admin" group. When a user is added to the "Admin" group they will automatically get Global Administration rights to the ContestPad dashboard.

The second option is to create a group and enable "Global Administration" security option in the group "Security" settings.

To do this select "Create Group" and give the group a name.

Then you will be displayed the Memberlist tab enabled by default. Add members as required (you can do this later if the users have not been created yet).

Then select the "Security" tab and select the "Global Administration" tickbox and select save.

Now any users added to this group will have global administration rights.

Creating Contest level administrators

You can also create administrators that only have specific access to functions for contests that you select. This is great if you have multiple competitions runnings for different groups or departments and you want different people from those departments to do targeted tasks based on their role and only for the competitions that is applicable to them.

For Contest level security there are 6 main roles that a user can be. These include:

  • Designer : Designers access to style and design the look and feel of the competition sites or widgets

  • Configurator : Configurators get access to configure the competition. This includes access to setup items such as upload, voting and judging rules.

  • Administrator/Moderator : Administrators get access to the areas to help administer the competition once it has commenced. For example these users will be able to access entries, entry moderation, comments and voting data.

  • Finance : Finance will only be able to access transactional information if payments are being received using the platform

To do this select "Create Group" and give the group a name.

Then you will be displayed the Memberlist tab enabled by default. Add members as required (you can do this later if the users have not been created yet).

Then select the contest level access that you would like users in this group to have. Note if multiple checkboxes are selected then the user will have access to all the functions under this role.

Then select save. Once saved go to the Contest list and select "Manage" for the competition that you want to give users in this group access to.

Then navigate to the settings tab for the competition.

Then select the contest administration group you created in the previous steps.

Note that you can assign multiple groups to this contest to provide different access levels to different users. If the same user belongs to multiple groups that you have assigned then the user will get the combined access levels across all the groups that are a member of for the competition.

Once setup the user assigned to that group can login to the dashboard using the url <Contest URL>/admin

That user will then only see the "Contest" menu on the left and only access the contest and the functions that were enabled for that user.

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