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TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By : Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By: Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

TYPO3 is one of the world's leading open source content management systems, written in PHP, which can be used to create and customize your web site. Along with text content, you can display high quality images, audio, and video to your site's visitors by using TYPO3. It is essential to manage various types of multimedia files in content management systems for both editors and the users on the frontend of the site.The book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing an effective multimedia system. It also gives solutions to commonly encountered problems, and offers a variety of tools for dealing with multimedia content. The author's experience in large-scale systems enables him to share his effective solutions to these problems.If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will start by setting up a basic web site set up, aimed at future expansion and scalability. Next, you will cover the basics of digital asset management—a major topic important in all enterprises. You can organize user groups because next you will be creating accounts for users and assigning permissions. Then you will jump into metadata—text information describing the multimedia objects—and learn how it can be manipulated in TYPO3. You will embed multimedia on your site when you have read the various methods for embedding mentioned in this book. Before you finish the book you will learn about some advanced topics, such as external API integrations and process automation.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up rights for backend users

In this recipe, we will create a backend user, who will be able to log into TYPO3 and have limited rights, which would allow him or her to do his/her job without causing any deliberate or accidental damage to the system.

Getting ready

To limit a user to his/her folder, he/she must have a configured filemount. Make sure you have completed the Setting up a filemount recipe, and have correctly set up at least one filemount.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Under the Admin tools | User Admin module, click the button to create a new user.

  2. 2. Under the General tab, fill in the required fields—Username and Password.

  3. 3. Enter the user's name and e-mail address.

  4. 4. Under the Access Rights tab, select the modules that you would like the user or user group to see in the left frame.

  5. 5. Under DB Mounts, select the top page of the branch to which the user should have access.

  6. 6. Under DB Mounts, make sure to also select the Media SysFolder that was created by DAM extension, as that is where...