Citizen Administration

 
This dialog allows universe administrators to add, change, delete, and examine citizen accounts. It is accessed from the Options Menu.

Number

This is the citizen number for the account. To look up a citizen by number, enter the number in this field and press the Lookup By Number button.

Name

This is the citizen's name. To look up a citizen by name, enter the name here and press the Lookup By Name button.

Email

This is the citizen's email address. It is originally set by the citizen when he or she first immigrates to the universe. Citizens can also view and modify this parameter at any time from the citizen attributes dialog. This email address is used by Outerworlds for the purpose of emailing lost passwords.

Password

This is the citizen's current login password. Citizens can modify their own login passwords at any time from the citizen attributes dialog.

Bot Limit

This is the maximum number of bots that the citizen can have running in the universe at any one time. This value can be set to 0 to prevent a user from running any bots.

Privilege Password

This is the citizen's current privilege password, if any. Citizens can modify their privilege passwords at any time from the citizen attributes dialog.

Home Page

This field is new in Outerworlds 3.1 and displays the citizen's current home page, if any. Citizens can modify their home page at any time from the citizen attributes dialog.

Comments

This field is new in Outerworlds 3.1 and allows the universe administrator to store any additional notes about the citizenship. This field is for administrator reference only and is not used by Outerworlds. Citizens cannot view the comments stored for their accounts.

Immigrated

This shows when the account was first created. It cannot be modified, although deleting and re-adding an account will reset this value to the current date and time.

Expires

This shows when the account expires. After a citizenship expires, the citizen will have to renew the account in order to continue using it. To adjust the expiration date, press the Change... button to the right of the field. Note that after changing the date, you will also have to press the citizen Change button in order to submit the change.

Last Login

This shows when the citizen last logged in to the system.

Total Time

This field is new in Outerworlds 3.1 and displays the total amount of time (in days, hours, minutes, and seconds) that this citizen has spent logged into Active Worlds since the universe server was first upgraded to version 3.1.

Enabled

This field is new in Outerworlds 3.1 and provides a quick way to disable an account without having to change any other attributes of the account (in previous versions, both the password and email address has to be changed in order to effectively disable an account.) Once an account has been disabled, the system will not allow anyone to log in using that account.

Beta User

This indicates whether or not the citizen is entitled to receive upgrades to beta versions of the Outerworlds browser. It should never be enabled in any universe other than the main Outerworlds universe run by Outerworlds Corp.

Looking Up A Citizen

Citizens can be looked up either by name or by number. To look up a citizen by number, enter the number in the number field and press Lookup By Number. To look up a citizen by name, enter the name in the name field and press Lookup By Name. You can also use the Previous and Next buttons to scan through all citizen accounts sorted by citizen number.

Adding A New Citizen

To add a new citizen, simply enter a new name, password, email address and press the Add button. Leave the number field blank. The new citizen number will be assigned automatically, and the bot limit, privilege password, expiration, comments, and home page fields fields will initially be assigned default values. To set these additional fields on a new account, wait for the add to complete, then change their values and press the Change button.

Note: it is possible to create a new citizen account with a specific number, but only if that number is lower than the highest citizen number currently assigned by the system. For example, if the highest citizen number is currently 200, you cannot create a citizenship with number 1001. However, if citizen 107 had been previously deleted, a new citizen 107 could be added by specifying 107 for the number during the add.

Changing An Existing Citizen

To change an existing citizenship, first look it up either by name or by number, then make any desired changes and press the Change button. Note that you cannot change the citizen number this way. To change a citizenship's number, first delete the citizenship using the old number, then enter the new number into the number field and press Add. Note that this will reset the Immigrated date and time for the account, and you may also need to reset the bot limit and privilege password after changing the number.

Deleting A Citizen

To delete a citizenship, enter the number in the number field and press the Delete button. To delete a citizen by name, enter the name in the name field and first press the Lookup By Name button. If the account exists you can then delete it by pressing the Delete button.