5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 28, 2010 11:06 PM by Krishna Prasad B V

    Can multiple roles be assigned to users of the same PC?

    andywalmsley

      Hi,

      I'm using Contribute 3, and am set up as the administrator of a web site.

      I've created a new role for other users, and want to test the new role and its related permissions.

      But when I open the connection key attachment on my PC, it automatically picks up the administrator role when Contribute opens.

      Does anybody know whether it's possible to have multiple Contribute roles in use for the same web site, on the same PC, preferably password protected?

      Thanks in anticipation,

      Andrew

        • 1. Re: Can multiple roles be assigned to users of the same PC?
          Krishna Prasad B V Level 3

          Hi,

           

               Can you remove your connection to your website, and then, try connecting to the website with the new role? If you are connected to a website as administrator, then, you cannot connect to the same website as another role in the same machine. You would have to remove the website connection and connect again or edit your existing website connection and change the role in the Role Information dialog.

           

               Hope this helps.

          • 2. Re: Can multiple roles be assigned to users of the same PC?
            andywalmsley Level 1

            Hi Krishna,

            Thanks for the response.

            It was a bit of a hyperthetical question, in-so-much as, in some

            environments, I can foresee a circumstance where users with different

            roles share a single PC.

            Do you know whether later versions of Contribute offer greater

            flexibility in this area?

            Thanks again,

            Andrew

             

            quoting Krishna Prasad B V <forums@adobe.com>:

            Hi,

             

                 Can you remove your connection to your website, and then, try

            connecting to the website with the new role? If you are connected to

            a website

            as administrator, then, you cannot connect to the same website as

            another role

            in the same machine. You would have to remove the website connection

            and connect

            again or edit your existing website connection and change the role in

            the Role

            Information dialog.

             

                 Hope this helps.

            >

            • 3. Re: Can multiple roles be assigned to users of the same PC?
              Krishna Prasad B V Level 3

              Hi Andrew,

               

                   If users have different user accounts in the same machine, then, this would work fine. So, you can log out of the machine, log in as another user, and launch Contribute and create connection to a website as a different role. The other users in the same machine who are using Contribute will not be affected by this.

              • 4. Re: Can multiple roles be assigned to users of the same PC?
                andywalmsley Level 1

                That makes sense, thanks Krishna.

                 

                Do you mind if I ask another question?

                 

                I've provided Contribute users with the facility to create new pages

                based on a standard Dreamweaver template.

                 

                In the future, if the template changes, I'll download the user-created

                pages from the server, but is it possible to automatically reflect

                template changes in these pages - as with the automatic update

                indicator available when creating template-based pages in Dreamweaver.

                 

                Thanks again,

                Andrew

                 

                Quoting Krishna Prasad B V <forums@adobe.com>:

                Hi Andrew,

                 

                     If users have different user accounts in the same machine,

                then, this

                would work fine. So, you can log out of the machine, log in as

                another user, and

                launch Contribute and create connection to a website as a different role. The

                other users in the same machine who are using Contribute will not be

                affected by

                this.

                >

                • 5. Re: Can multiple roles be assigned to users of the same PC?
                  Krishna Prasad B V Level 3

                  Hi Andrew,

                   

                       I think its possible. As after updating the template, Dreamweaver throws a dialog listing the pages based on the template, and asks whether you would like to update these pages.