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This section covers the basics of user accounts, Authors, and collaboration.
Each user is identified by a username and a password. The password is never stored directly; instead, an Argon2i password hash is calculated from the user's password, then this hashed value is encrypted. The final ciphertext is stored in the database.
Authors are shared pen-names. Each user may have access to multiple authors, and each author may be shared across multiple users.
Creating Your First Author
After logging into the Bridge, click the Authors link in the left menu. Click the "Create a New Author Profile" button.
Collaborating with Other Users
After logging into the Bridge, click the Authors link in the left menu. Each author will have four buttons. If you hover your mouse over them, you will see a tooltip that explains what each button does.
Click the second icon (mouse hover tooltip: "Manage Members").
If you wish to invite a user to collaborate, you first need their Public ID. Users can find it on the Bridge homepage or in My Account.
Groups are just collections of users, with a twist: Groups can belong to other groups. This recursive nature is useful for assigning permissions to e.g. an entire department.
Airship provides this group arrangement by default:
An Administrator is also simultaneously a Moderator and a Registered User.
To learn more about permissions, see the Permissions section in the End Users' Guide.