Your First User and Collection

Ben W. Brumfield edited this page Aug 22, 2018 · 5 revisions

This is a guide to the post-installation process, or what you do after FromThePage is up and running on your own server.

Creating an Administrative User Account.

Sign up for an account under a username which will be used for administrative tasks.

Connect to the MySQL database and find the ID for the user you just created (consult config/database.yml for the relevant username, password, and database values):

 mysql --user=rails --password=rails --database=diary_development

Once you are in the MySQL command line client, look through the users table for the record you just created.

mysql> select id, login from users;

Now look at the ID of that record and use it to make that user an admin user:

mysql> update users set admin=1 where id=100;

Creating a Collection Owner

Sign up for an account under a username which will be used to manipulate works within a collection. This will be a "collection owner" account and will be publicly visible in the "About" screen of the collections page (for public collections). For institutional transcription projects, this might be the institution name or project name, like "Jones Library" or "Jones History Project".

As an administrative user, go to the user list on the main dashboard and select the user. Click the "owner" box and hit save.

Starting a Project

  1. Log in as the collection owner
  2. Click the "Start a Project" tab. See Preparing a Work for Transcription
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