Managing User Accounts

A user account represents a person using the application. Everything about a person's activity in the application is associated with their user account. From User Summary page, you can view user profile information, their activity (such as content they've posted), change their password, and disable/delete their account by clicking the appropriate links at the top of the page.

Fastpath: Admin Console: People > Management > User Search > Edit User

Be sure to see Managing User Accounts and User Groups for overview information on how accounts work.

If your community uses an external user identity system (such as LDAP or Active Directory) to manage user data, you won't by default be able to use the Admin Console to edit information managed there. Console fields corresponding to data in the external system will be disabled, and you won't be able to delete users from the Admin Console. (Typically, the external system stores profile information about the user, while information about their activity in the application is stored in the application database.)

For more information about using LDAP or Active Directory with Jive, take a look at the ) LDAP and Active Directory Guide.