- Centova Cast Administrator's Reference Manual
- Managing Accounts
- Statistics Report
- Server Settings
- Managing E-mail Messages
- Host Management
- Account Templates
- System Status
- System Logs
- Staff Management
- System Utilities
Account templates allow the administrator to configure groups of settings to be applied to new accounts. At account creation time, you can simply select the desired account template and all of those settings will be applied directly to the newly-created account. For busy administrators this can save hours of time per week in repetitive account configuration.
The account templates page may be accessed using the
Templates link under the
Management heading in the navigation menu.
The Account Templates List
The account templates list displays all of the account templates you have previously
created. Click on the
Edit Template icon next to a template to launch the template
editor, or create a new account template as described in the following section.
Creating New Account Templates
New account templates may be created using the
New account template link near the top
of the page. This process is very similar to that of creating a new account. The
following options must be specified to create the account template:
Specifies the type of account which should be created:
User- Specifies that a user account should be created. This option is used to set up new streaming accounts.
Reseller- Specifies that a reseller account should be created. Reseller accounts are much like limited administrator accounts, and can independently create and manage their own user accounts.
Indicates the type of server software to use for the account -- currently,
IceCastare supported. Note that Centova Cast will only display server types which have been installed and enabled on your server.
Indicates the type of autoDJ software to use for the account. Note that Centova Cast will only display autoDJ types which have been installed and enabled on your server and are compatible with the Server type you have chosen above.
After setting your account template options, click the
Create button to proceed to the
account template editor and customize your account template settings.
The account template creation interface is identical to the account template editor interface described in the Editing Account Templates section below.
Editing Account Templates
The account template editor is virtually identical to the account editor described in the User Account Settings for user accounts, and under Reseller Account Settings for reseller accounts. This is because when you set up an account template, you are essential "pre-configuring" an account just as you would when you create a new account.
The only significant differences between the template editor and the account editor are the absence of a few fields (such as the username) which cannot be configured until an account is actually created, and the addition of two fields which are specific to the account template editor:
Indicates the identifying name for the template. This is used internally (and by billing systems if you're using billing integration) and must consist of letters, digits, and underscores only. No spaces or other symbols are permitted.
Specifies a description for the template. This is displayed in the interface whenever a template selection is required, so you should be as detailed as necessary to help yourself identify the template by its description.