The Users configuration defines the look and feel of the Personal Menu, the default user associations, and the fields that are available when a new User creates an account.

To access the Users settings, Open the Control Panel and navigate to ConfigurationInstance Settings, and select the Users category under the PLATFORM section.

The Users Instance configuration contains three entries:

Configuration Purpose
Personal Menu Configure the look and feel of personal applications and whether the Personal Menu appears in the Control Menu
Default User Associations Automatically confer membership to some Sites, Roles, and User Groups
Fields Enable and disable some optional fields from the User form

Personal Menu

The Personal Menu configuration entry specifies whether personal applications use the same look and feel as the current Site or if they should use the look and feel of the My Dashboard pages instead. You can also specify whether the personal menu appears in the Control Menu by toggling the Show in Control Menu option on and off.

Configure the Personal Menu at the instance scope.

Default User Associations

The Default User Associations configuration entry defines the Sites, Organization Sites, Roles, and User Groups all Users are assigned to by default. By default, new Users receive only the Users Role. User groups can pre-populate Users’ private Sites with pages, assign Roles and permissions, and manage Site membership. If you update this configuration after your Users have created their accounts, click the Apply to Existing Users checkbox to update existing Users. Changes take effect the next time Users sign in.

Specify the default associations for all the instance's new Users.


The Fields configuration entry contains settings for enabling/disabling the fields listed below on the Add/Edit User Form:

  • Autogenerate screen names (disabled by default)
  • Birthday field (enabled by default)
  • Gender field (disabled by default)

Configure whether to use autogenerated screen names, birthdays, and gender for the instance's Users.