How Does DotNetNuke Make Managing Security, Membership, and Roles Easy?
Single Installation, Multiple Portals. DotNetNuke has been enhanced to provide support for multiple portals using a single database. This allows the software to be installed on a web server and support multiple websites through a single hosting account. This is ideal for administrators who wish to provide subhosting services to their membership, or for companies who wish to have unique websites created for each department.
Host and Administrator Accounts. Due to DNN's support for multiple portals, the designation between Host and Administrator is important.
-Logging in to a DNN site as Host allows the user to manage settings related to site hosting and e-commerce, including; the monthly hosting fee; hosting disk space; and demo period/expiry date. The Host has access to a list of all hosted portals, their individual hosting information, and has the ability to edit, modify, or delete a specific portal. Net Doctors uses this level of access to setup and maintain your website
-Logging in to a DNN site as Administrator allows the user to manage settings related to their own individual portal. The Administrator may edit, modify, or delete settings specific to their own portal, but has no access to other DNN portals operating under the same host. This is the access level that most of our site owners use to do their maintance.
Security Roles and Protected Content. DotNetNuke allows administrators to define and assign roles for different user groups, such as: registered users, subscribers, content providers, affiliates, media, etc.
-Administrators can then grant access and editing rights for each group. When a user logs in to the portal, they may access or edit only the information they are permitted to. These rights can be assigned to the entire portal, a single page of the portal, or even to an individual module on a specific page. Individual users may belong to more than one group, therefore may have access and editing rights to various secure areas of the portal.
-By instituting separate password protected areas throughout a portal, administrators can control who can access each area in the portal, whether they be staff, membership, resellers, or buyers.
Site Log. The site log can help administrators analyze both their portal users and those coming to view the portal. This tool generates reports such as: detailed site log, page popularity, page views by day, page views by days of week, page views by hour, page views by month, user frequency, user registration by country, user registration by date.
Manage Vendors and Affiliates: Allows administrators to store contact information, advertising materials (banners, button ads), and statistical data on portal vendors and affiliates. Manages start and end dates for ad campaigns, tracks impressions, and calculates cost per impression (CPM).
Bulk Email: The Bulk Email program installed with DotNetNuke lets administrators compose an email message, choose which users or group is to receive the message, and send the item.
Newsletter: As with the Bulk Email tool, the Newsletter module allows administrators to send a newsletter to a targeted group of users or membership. However, the Newsletter is created and sent as an HTML document, and archived for future use.
Powerful Modules: Several of the thirty “core” modules included in the installation of DotNetNuke are especially useful for managing membership. On a working portal, the Users Online module displays a variety of membership information, such as: membership details and people online (members & visitors.) The Feedback module allows users and visitors to send messages to the administrator of the portal. User Accounts permits registered users to add, edit, or update their user account details. The Survey module allows users to complete online surveys. The Contacts module can render contact information for a group of people, such as a group or team.