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FotoWeb user types

​FotoWeb has a differentiated set of users that cater for different needs.

A comparison of the functionality available with the different license types can be found in this license comparison table.

Guest user

An unauthenticated user that has very limited access to the site.

Rights: Browse, Search and Download. These are the maximum rights of the guest user. Archives still have to be configured for guest access by granting Everyone access.

Remarks: FotoWeb Standard has 300 guest users, FotoWeb Enterprise has unlimited Guest users.

Standard user

An authenticated user (named user when updated from a FotoWeb 7.0 Standard or Enterprise, concurrent when FotoWeb is updated from Cameleon 7.0) that has all the basic FotoWeb functionality.

Remarks: Requires a Standard user license for FotoWeb.

See the functionality comparison here.

Plus user

An authenticated, named user with all the features of a standard user and more.

Remarks: Requires a Plus user license for FotoWeb.

See the functionality comparison here.

Pro User

An authenticated, named user with all the functionality of the lower tiers and access to additional features in the FotoWeb Pro interface and the main interface.

Remarks: Requires a Pro user license for FotoWeb.

See the functionality comparison here.

Named vs Concurrent users

When creating user accounts in FotoWeb, you can assign a license type from the above types and choose between named and concurrent licensing.

Every FotoWeb system (which can have several sites) has a certain number of user licenses. These can be combinations of named and concurrent users (concurrent licenses currently available for Cameleon only), and user types Standard, Plus and Pro user.

Named users
Example: With 10 named user licenses, you can create a maximum of 10 Standard users on the FotoWeb system. You may also have purchased additional Plus and Pro users - these are counted separately. 

If you create more users of each type than the system allows, the FotoWeb log will display an error, and some of the users will have trouble signing in, since they cannot be assigned a license.

Concurrent users
With Concurrent user licenses, FotoWeb counts the number of simultaneously logged-in users and will only allow the licensed number of active Standard, Plus and Pro users on the system at any one time.

However, you can create as many user accounts on the system as you'd like - FotoWeb will simply make sure that no more than the licensed number of Standard, Plus and Pro users can log on to the system at the same time.

It's important to note that even with concurrent licenses, each user must have a unique user account, since users cannot share login credentials.

Each user can only have one concurrent browser session, meaning that if she tries to log in to FotoWeb  while she's already logged in on another workstation, she will be denied access until the currently active session in terminated (by logging out). However, the system does allow simultaneous use of mobile apps, embeddable widgets, FotoWeb Desktop and its plugins/extensions and access via the FotoWeb API.