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Drupal CMS: Getting access

Learn about getting access in Drupal.

How to get access to edit Drupal websites

  1. Find out which website(s) you are going to be editing.
  2. Ask the site senior editor what your role is going to be. If you do not know who the site senior editor is, email Web Support.
  3. Log in to the URL of the website in question by putting /user at the end of the URL and clicking on the link 'log in' which is in the first sentence. Alternatively. scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the cross next to 'Contact Us' in the footer.
  4. Fill in your UCL login credentials.
  5. Ask your senior editor to:
    1. email Web Support with the relevant URL
    2. provide the name and email of the person who needs access
    3. state what their role is going to be
  6. Digital Presence will grant the editing permissions and reply to the email you when done.
  7. If you are going to be editing more than one website, you will need to log in to each individual site.

Notes for senior editors

The site senior editor is responsible for deciding who gets what role on a website: senior editor, editor or author.

Everyone who gets permission will have access to the whole website - it is not possible to restrict access to certain areas of the site. If an editor or author is responsible for only a part of a website, they will still have access to the whole site.

We recommend that each site should have no more than two senior editors.

Senior editors will have some responsibilities. Find out more about the different Drupal editing roles

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