Network Management and Administration


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Manage User Accounts

Instructions

As a Network Admin you have the ability to manage user accounts. You can add/delete them as members from certain groups. You can delete them from the network completely. You also have the ability to make them a Network Administrator on the fly. Any Network Admin can now also assign permissions to post to IPAWS to a normal user.

  1. Navigate to your Admin settings page, under the Users Tab you can search for the user you are looking for by first name, last name, email address or 10 digit phone number.
  2. Once you have found the user you are looking for click on the box to focus on that specific user. 
  3. Now you can decide to either remove the user from the network or make the user a Network Admin.
  4. By clicking View/Edit groups all the groups they are a member of will show up under their name. To see all groups available on the network click on the "See All Groups" tab. You also have the ability to allow the user to view all groups, private and secret.
  5. You can add the user to all groups or one or more groups all from one page. By clicking the Admin checkbox you will automatically make them a Full Group Admin. To modify admin permissions you must click on the group link and change permissions on the group level in the members roster area.
  6. Any Network Admin can now also assign permissions to post to IPAWS to a normal user.

IPAWS: Integrated Public Alert & Warning System

Through the Department of Homeland Security, the US government created a public alert and warning system that can be used by state and local government authorities to notify the public of critical events.

CivicReady is an IPAWS originator, this means IPAWS does not have a native interface  to send out notifications and can only be accessed via an IPAWS compliant CAP Alert Origination software sold by companies like CivicReady.

IPAWS is simply a notification dissemination tool that allows authorized users to connect to the IPAWS  cloud messaging system to send notifications to TV / Radio, Cell Phones, and other supported devices during a critical event. 

State/local governments, counties, tribes, territories and even agencies at the federal level can request authorization to send messages to the IPAWS cloud. Once IPAWs receives the message, it sends it out to various outlets, including the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA). 

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