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Logging In to Drupal

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There are two ways to log in and edit Drupal sites: SAML Authentication and using the "Last Updated" link.

SAML Authentication

The first and most common method is SAML Authentication. The URL to reach the authentication page may vary, but the structure is the same. Type the site (not page) address, then a single forward slash, then "saml_login" without quotations. Examples include:

You will be asked for your NetID and password. If you have saved that information in your browser, you may be automatically logged in. You will then see a page that displays basic information about your account.

If you don't know your site's URL and can't find it by asking other site editors or using the search feature on Dartmouth's homepage, please send an email with your name, all the information about the site that you do have, and your affiliation with the site to [email protected].

"Last Updated" link

The second way to log in is best if you already know which page you wish to modify.

With the page in your web browser, look near the bottom-left-hand-side of the page for the words "Last Updated" followed by a date. This is actually a link. If you click it, it will take you to the same SAML authentication method described above. If you don't see a "Last Updated" link, then you can't use this method, and you'll have to try the other one instead.

You will then be asked for your NetID and password, unless you have saved that information in your browser, in which case you may be automatically logged in. You will then see the page's editing interface.

  • If you have Drupal training and are an approved editor of the site, you will see your control panel and will be able to edit the site.
  • If you do not see the control panel at the top of the page when you log in, or if you were not taken to the editing interface for the page you were looking at when you clicked on the Last Updated link, then you do not have permission to edit the site. If you believe you are supposed to have permission, please send an email with your name, the URL of the site you need to edit, and your affiliation with the site to [email protected].

 

Topic: 
Web Services
Subtopic: 
Departmental Website
Last updated: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

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