To edit within the CMS Authoring Environment, you do not need to install any special software applications. The CMS is accessed through a web browser.
To log in, use the URL: http://cmsauthor.nyu.edu/ and use your NYU NetID and NetID password to authenticate. You may wish to bookmark this URL.
To log into the CMS Authoring Environment off-campus, you will need to connect using the NYU VPN. Please review the set-up instructions for connecting via VPN.
At the top right corner of the Authoring Environment, click the Sign out button. You will be asked to close any session windows that are still displaying the CMS Authoring Environment.
The hierarchy of content in the website is visible within the expandable left-hand side Navigation pane. Every item in the main website tree is identified by a page icon. To find your unit's content pages, navigate through the tree by clicking on the plus signs next to the various pages to find your main content page.
The main CMS Site Admin console is split into two main panes:
Above the Details pane is the Actions pane, where you can select commands to perform various administrative actions on your page.
At any time, you can navigate to the Site Admin by clicking on the globe icon in the top toolbar or in the bottom bar of the Sidekick. You can also access the DAM by clicking on the camera icon in the top toolbar.
A webpage that acts as a container for additional (child) pages. Any page with + or - next to its page icon in the Navigation pane tree is a parent page and contains child pages. It can also be called the root page.
On the published page, links to the additional (child) pages appear in the top navigation bar.
Webpages that are sub-pages of a parent page. To see these pages in the Navigation pane tree, click the + next to the parent page icon.
Note: All pages within the CMS may also be containers for other pages. For example, a page can be considered both a parent and a child. In this case, a new page is created as a sub-page of an existing page that is already a child of another page. In the Navigation pane tree, this relationship would look like:
» First Child of the Parent Page
» Child of the First Child Page