Manager login

A Silva Manager has access to both the Silva Management Interface (SMI) and the Zope Management Interface (ZMI).

Login To the Zope Management Interface
To Login to the ZMI (Zope Management Interface) type “/manage” or “/manage_main” at the end of your Silva site URL, e.g. A password prompt will appear.
Fill in the dialog box with your username and password (Fig. 1.).
Click the “Log in” button.
After this you will be taken to the ZMI (Fig. 2.).

Windows Login dialog
Fig. 1. Login form.

When accessing the ZMI with “manage” a frameset loads. Most managers enter “manage_main” after the site URL because this goes directly to a page, without the ZMI frameset. It’s also possible to go to manage_main directly from the SMI using the “Manage” button at the bottom of the navigation sidebar.

Accessing the Silva Management Interface (SMI) from the ZMI
To access the Silva Management Interface from the ZMI, click on the Silva icon of the desired Silva root. In Fig. 2. Here it’s called “literary” but in your case it will be the id of your site root.

acl_users in ZMI root listing
Fig. 2. Zope Management Interface (ZMI) with a Silva root “literary”.

This will take you to the Zope Management area for Silva (Fig. 3).

The Zope Management area for Silva has the following tabs: Contents, Services, Silva/edit, View, Properties, Security, Undo, Ownership, Interfaces and Find.

Click the Silva/edit… tab in Fig. 3.

ZMI Services tab
Fig. 3. Top navigation tabs of the Zope management area for Silva.

You can always return to the Silva Management Interface by clicking the “Silva /edit…” tab.

To go to the ZMI from within Silva, click on the User menu at the top right of the screen. The “Manage…” option goes to “manage_main”, without the ZMI frameset. Remove “_main” if you want the frameset.

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