Site ownership - what it means and how to transfer it
What does site ownership imply?
In FotoWare SaaS, the person who first signs up as administrator on the site also becomes the site owner. Only one user account can be assigned the Site owner role, and that user has access to manage users and groups, which indirectly means that the site owner can assign all privileges on the site.
For sites that are upgraded from an earlier version where the concept of site owner did not exist, a Site owner must be set. Contact FotoWare to set the Site owner. When that is done, the designated site owner will have the possibility to transfer ownership to another account directly from the user management console.
How to transfer site ownership?
Note: A user who transfers ownership of the site to another user will not be able to undo the action afterwards. That user will lose access to administrative features that are exclusive to the site owner, and only the new site owner can transfer ownership later. Care is advised when using this function.
To transfer ownership of the site to a new user, log in as the current site owner and select Manage Users/Groups from the Tools menu. Locate the user to whom you want to transfer site ownership (by using the search function, for example) and select the Set as site owner link that appears when hovering over the user name. When prompted, confirm the transfer of site ownership. Continuing will revoke site ownership from your user and transfer it to the selected user.
FotoWare tenants without a site owner set
If you are a SaaS customer and your tenant does not have a Site owner account, or you have lost access to the Site owner account (for example, an employee left your organisation without transferring site ownership) contact FotoWare.
FotoWare tenants deployed before the site owner concept was introduced need to have to have a Site owner assigned before user management is made available.