Login & Password

Getting Started with your Login

Logging in to your Drupal Account

In order to administer your website you MUST be logged into your Drupal account. If you are not logged in, you will not have access to any of the administration functions.

To login:

  1. Navigate to your website. If a login is not available from your home page, this is a very reliable way to get to your login screen:
  2. a) From within your web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.), enter http://www.yourwebsite.org/user in the address bar of your Browser.

    b) Press the Enter key on your keyboard. You will see the Drupal User Account Login Screen for your website.

  3. Enter your Username and Password.
  4. Click the Login button (or press Enter on your keyboard).

You are now logged into your site as a User with the Administrative Rights.

From here, you can add and edit content, add items to your navigation menu, view lists of the content on your site, and access CiviCRM. (This User Guide does not address CiviCRM functionality. For help with CiviCRM, please refer to the GingerFeet Getting Started User Guide: CiviCRM.)

Drupal Passwords

Drupal Passwords

Password Requirements

In today's world, internet security is an immensely important factor. GingerFeet takes the security of it's subscribers data very seriously. To that end, we require:

  1. Password Specifications: Passwords must contain 1 number, 1 capital letter, 1 special character and be at least 10 characters long.
    Example: q3spebRa$H
  2. Regular Password Updating: It's a good idea to change your password occasionally, usually every six months.

Changing Your Password

Periodically, it is best practice to change your password for security purposes. To change your password:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Select the Edit tab/link.
  3. The account information block opens with Username and Email address filled in.
  4. Go to Password (your current password is not visible).
  5. Type in your New Password.
  6. Type it again in the Confirm Password field.
  7. In a secure location, make a note of your changed password.
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  9. Click the Save button to save your changes.

User Account Page

Finding a Forgotten Password

On the login page, click "Request New Password". An email will be sent to you with a link that will allow you to log in. This is a one-time only link. You will be directed to your account page, where you'll be able to change your password.

I'm the Administrator. How Do I Reset Another User's Password?

If you are the administrator, you will have the ability to reset passwords for your users.

  1. On the Administration Menu that runs across the top of the page, select User Management → Users → List.
  2. Click the Edit link for the user whose password needs to be reset.
  3. Type the new password in the Password field.
  4. Re-type the new password in the Confirm Password field.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  6. Click the Save button to save the new password.

Adminstration Menu Dropdown

The emails sent to the user for password retrieval can be customized as part of the system configuration located at http://www.yourwebsite.org/admin/settings/user.