Editing a user's attributes
User attributes cannot be directly modified through the SLAM interface. This tutorial uses the free, web-based phpMyAdmin database management tool to modify user accounts.
phpmyadmin login

Step 1.

Connect to the SLAM database server by logging into phpmyadmin using the database username and password.

phpmyadmin dbselect

Step 2.

Select the SLAM database from the list on the left hand side of the page.

phpmyadmin template

Step 3.

Select the "SLAM_Users" category from the list of categories on the left.

phpmyadmin browse

Step 4.

Click on the "Browse" button at the top of the menu bar.

phpmyadmin user select

Step 5.

Click on the "edit" link next to the desired username.

phpmyadmin user edit

Step 6.

You can now change an user's attributes, like their username, email, or project memberships.

The user can be added to projects by entering them into the "projects" field, separated by commas.

The fields "crypt" and "salt" are generated by SLAM, and store the user's encrypted password. This is a security feature that means no matter what, your user's passwords cannot be exposed.

If you would like the user to be an administrator, change the "0" in the "superuser" field to a "1". Do not change anything in the "prefs" field.

Click on the "Go" button to save your edits.


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