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Inviting and updating team members

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Your Team members page allows you to manage your Beacon users.

In Beacon, every team member needs their own user login. You must not edit login details; it's very insecure and is against our terms of service (Section 3.3(c)).

In this article we'll use the terms 'users' and 'team members' interchangeably.

Managing Team members is done on your Team members page. Find it under Settings in your sidebar.

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Invite your team members

You can invite your team members to join Beacon using the Invite button at the top of the team members list.

You can find out more about inviting your team members in this article.

Your user limit

You can add as many users you like up to your user limit. This is specified by your Beacon plan. You can find information about your user limit on your Billing page.

Read-only users do not count towards you user limit and neither do members of the Beacon HQ team (you can identify us by the Beacon logo next to our faces).

The team members list

The Team members list shows important information about your team:

  • Name

  • Status - Has this team member accepted their invitation yet?

  • Type - is this user an admin, regular, or read-only user?

  • Is two factor authentication (2FA) enabled for this user?

  • Date joined

Resend invites

If you've already invited a team member to join Beacon, but they've either lost their invite email or are just dawdling, click the dots of the action menu and then Resend invite to shoot another invite email their direction.

Change user type

You can switch users between types at any time.

Admins can do all the cool stuff like changing settings, managing team members, editing account information, and have full customisation control over the database.

Admins also have control over what other team members can see and do via roles and permissions.

Standard users can edit data in your database, but won't be able to customise records or fields.

Read-only users cannot make any changes to your Beacon database, but they can view data. Read-only users do not count towards your user limit. You can find out more about read-only users in this article.

Read more about the three user types here.

Note: To switch a user from read-only to a regular user or admin you'll need to be under your user limit, as this user will now count towards your limit.

Click the three dot action button, and choose Change type . Select the new type and click Save. The change will take effect immediately.

Deactivate a team member

When a team member is no longer a member of your team, you can deactivate their account. Deactivating someone's account completely removes their access to all of your data, and they will no longer be able to view or change anything in your database.

To deactivate someone click the action menu dots, and then choose Deactivate.

Team members will be notified by email when their user account has been deactivated or reactivated.

Note: We don't delete team members entirely because we still want to be able to see changes that the user made in record timelines.

Find and reactivate users

Deactivated team members are removed from the main team list, and are instead relegated to the Deactivated list. Their status will also update to reflect the change. To see your deactivated members, click Show deactivated users and the list will expand to show all users currently deactivated.

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(to the naughty step with you, Harrison!)

If you wish to reinstate a user back into your team, simply use the action menu dots to bring up the Reactivate option. They will then appear again in the main team member list.

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(we've forgiven you Harrison)

Reactivated team members keep their previous settings, including the roles and permissions that were assigned to them before deactivation.

Note: You will need to be under your user limit in order to reactivate a user.

Two factor authentication (2FA)

At Beacon, we take security very seriously and we believe you should too! It's very important that your whole team sets up 2FA to ensure the security of your database. Easily check which members are still to set it up: they won't have the nice green tick in their 2FA column.

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If you have members that are not yet 2FA secure, send them here to take them through it.

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