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  • NOTE: I have had a look at the similarly named Pinned Topic, which was however 9 years old and seemed to state the opposite of what I'm seeing, so forgive me for starting a new thread.

    I have looked at the Login Extra, which seems to provide functionality for website front-end logins, like customers on an e-commerce site. Initially I thought that these Users would be essentially different from CMS Manager users, which are logins used for Editing and Managing the website.

    But looking at https://docs.modx.com/extras/revo/login what the extra provides, it seems there is no "user management" functionality.

    So does this mean that users registered in this way get entered into the Management user database, and have to be administered there? That would appear to me to be conflating two completely different functions.

    Am I right?

    And if I am, is there a plugin for doing "customer user management" separate from website management?

    This question has been answered by BobRay. See the first response.

    • discuss.answer
      In MODX Evolution, Manager Users and Web Users are separate. In Revolution, there are just users.

      In Revolution, you can manage users by going to Manage->Users on the top menu in the Manager.

      Controlling what users can do or see is done by putting the users in user groups and assigning Policies to the groups.

      When you assign a Policy, you also select a Context for the Policy to apply to. Policies assigned to the 'mgr' Context apply only in the Manager. Policies assigned to the 'web' Context (or other front-end context), apply in the front end.

      This may help: http://bobsguides.com/revolution-permissions.html.
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      • Thanks Bob,

        certainly cleared that up for me. I think I will keep the MODX users purely for editorial work, and have a completely different user managment system for the app itself. But it certainly looks flexible enough to do the job if I wasn't so finikity.

        Your reply should be pinned instead of that ancient post!
        • Thanks for the kind words.

          I should mention the NewsPublisher extra, which lets logged-in users create and edit resources in the front end. It's easier than customizing the Manager for them and can often be used without setting up complicated security rules.

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