User Management

Every person who needs access to Flow needs a user account in the system. Each user account is assigned user credentials including a User Name and Password as well as a role to control what that actions that user can perform in the system.

As part of the installation, Flow comes pre-installed with a System Administrator user by default. This System Administrator user account can be used to access Flow and create new and manage existing users as well as assign user permissions.

Add Users

You can create new user accounts and assign those users specific access in Flow using the User Management > Add User option.

  1. Enter the user’s First Name, Last Name, and Email in the fields.
  2. Configure the user’s access in the system by selecting a Security Level option from the list. See Brando Security Levels below for details.
  3. Specify a Content Group for the user to limit user access to content, or select All to allow the user to see all content in the system.
  4. Enter the User Login to sign in to Flow. The User Login can contain characters, numbers, dashes, and underscores. No other special characters are allowed.
  5. Enter the user's Password twice. Both passwords must match.
  6. Click Add New User Now.
 Click here to see an example of the screen.

Note: Your system is only as secure as the passwords for your user accounts. It is highly recommended that you use strong passwords for all Flow user accounts. The strongest passwords include a long combination of letters, numbers, uppercase, lowercase, symbols, and other special characters.

Manage Users

Flow administrators can manage system user accounts as well as manage system access per account using the User Management > Manage Users option.

Note: The System Administrator user account, created as part of the initial installation, cannot be modified or removed. However, the password can be changed.

Current Users

The list of current users details existing user information, whether or not the user account is enabled, the date the user account was added, and the last time the user signed into the system.

Note: Click on a column header to sort in ascending or descending order.

Modify Users

You can modify user information as well as enable or disable user accounts.
  1. Click Edit to modify the user account.  

  2. Modify user account information as needed.
  3. Modify user access as needed. Click the Help (?) button to see the Flow module access for each role in the Security Levels dialog.  
  4. Select or clear  the Enabled option to enable or disable the user account in Flow. Disabled users cannot sign into the system or access any Flow functionality; however, should the user account be needed in the future, it can be re-enabled instead of re-created.
  5. Enter a new User Password for the user, if needed. Enter the password again to confirm. Both passwords must match.
  6. Click Save Now.

 Click here to see an example of the screen.

Remove Users

Click Remove to remove the user account. Click OK to confirm.   

Tip: To avoid removing the user account entirely from the system, consider disabling the user account instead. See Modify Users above for details.    

Brando Security Groups

Not every Flow user needs access to all of the features and functionality available in Flow. Administrators can assign and manage security groups when creating and modifying users in Flow to define what Flow functionality the user can access. A default System Administrator role provides full access to the system, as well as additional roles for browsing, traffic, switcher, and schedule administration.

Review & Assign Security Group

To assign a Security Group for a user account in Flow, review the Security Levels dialog to see the Flow module access for each group, and then select a group from the list. See the table below for further access details.

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Brando Security Group



Full access including to all modules in Flow

Schedule Administrator

View and schedule resources and access the report module


Get/set status of channel systems on/offline, browse resources and schedules, and access the report module

Browsing Only

Browse resources and schedules, no modification capabilities


Browse resources and schedules, and access the report module

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