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PMA.core works with user accounts. Users can be marked as “Administrative”, in which case they can log into PMA.core directly and administer settings for themselves and for others.

Users that do not have the “Administrative” flag checked, cannot access PMA.core directly; they interface with root-directories and other PMA.core content via downstream applications like PMA.slidebox,, or PMA.control. In specific scenarios, you can use these to emulate service accounts.

This section discusses how users can be managed within System users can be managed by selecting the “Users” option from the left menu.


You can access user management in PMA.core by either clicking on the menu option in the left navigation bar:

Or by clicking on “Manage users” from the dashboard:

Either option takes you to an overview table that comprises all currently registered users:

Clicking on a user name takes you to a detail view where you can find out lots more information about the account, as well as find out what they've been up to.

See our separate section on user monitoring to for more information on the different parameters.


Through the user management, you can add, modify and delete user accounts.

We also built in a couple of special features with respect to password management and handling.


User activities are tracked in PMA.core, so you can retrospectively find out who look at what slides when.

Similarly, we keep track of what happens with an account itself. This is called audit trailing. It means that we don't only know when you logged into PMA.core, but also when you changed your password or email address.

Scary? Perhaps a little bit. In practice, we find all this surveillance mostly used for troubleshooting and helping users, as in “we think you had caps lock on when you were trying to log in earlier today” or “you didn't get an email because you typed in instead of @patho*m*”.

See our separate section on user monitoring to for more information on the different parameters.

External user directories

Are you deploying PMA.core in a large organization? Do your users fluctuate frequently? In that case it's useful to look into our coupling with external user directories, including LDAP and OAuth 2.0 protocols.

user_management.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/29 17:43 by yves