Caucus Managers
I. What is a Caucus Manager?

Certain users in Caucus are designated as "managers", and are given special abilities to help manage a conference center.  These abilities include creating new conferences, changing users' passwords when necessary, pruning inactive users, and so forth.

Not all managers are equal.  Some managers may have all abilities, and some may be limited to just a few.  (For example, at one university, a group of student assistants are given the capability to change student passwords, in case they are lost or forgotten.  But only a few people are given the ability to create conferences, and only one person may delete conferences.)

II. How do I use the management pages?

If you are a Caucus manager, go to the "Caucus Center" (or equivalent) page, and look in the upper right-hand corner.  Underneath your name should be a link that says "You can manage this page."  Click on that link to get to the management pages.

If you are not a manager, you will not see that link.

III. How do I make someone a manager?

From the main Caucus management page, you should see a link that says "Manage the list of managers".  Clicking on that link takes you to a page listing all of the managers, and their assigned abilities.  There is an empty box in the list of managers that you can use to add a new manager.

IV. I should be a manager, but I'm not.  How do I fix this?

There is a special manager, called the primary manager, who has all abilities, and can assign (or remove) any ability to (or from) any other manager.  That person can make you a manager.

When Caucus is installed, it prompts the person installing the software for the userid (in Caucus) of the primary manager.  That information is stored in the first line of the file MISC/managers. 

If for some reason you need to change the primary manager, log on to the host system as the user that owns the Caucus files.  Edit the first line of that file, replacing it with the (Caucus) userid of the new primary manager.