WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Add Service Account to a WiscWeb Site as a User

This document will walk you through how to add your service account to WiscWeb as a user. It is assumed that you already have an existing service account to work with.

Important: This will give anyone with the login credentials to the service account access to the WiscWeb project.

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Purpose

Some sites would like to add a service account email address to be able to allow access to their site without adding each user individually. This can sometimes be beneficial for student or short-term employees.

Adding the service account user to your site

You can add a service account to your site as a user by following the steps located here: WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Adding a User. The NetID will be everything listed before the @ symbol plus an underscore (_) and the beginning of their domain.

  • For example, if the service account email address is admin@wiscweb.wisc.edu, the username/NetID would be admin_wiscweb.

Logging in as the service account

  • Open a private browsing window and navigate to https://wiscweb.wisc.edu/wp-admin or log in directly to your site by navigating to https:[yourURLhere]/wp-admin. 
  • Login with your service account credentials. The NetID will be everything listed before the @ symbol plus an underscore (_) and the beginning of their domain.
    • For example, if the service account email address is admin@wiscweb.wisc.edu, the username/NetID would be admin_wiscweb.
  • The password is the one listed in the Wisc Account Administration site. If you do not have a password set, you will likely have to reach out to your department/program/division's mail administrators. If you have access to administrate the email accounts, you can follow the instructions listed in this KB article: 

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Keywords:service account add project user email role edit   Doc ID:102764
Owner:Matt G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2020-06-03 10:04 CSTUpdated:2023-01-25 11:28 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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