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This guide walks users through the basics of using Omeka for digital collections and exhibits.

Dashboard - users

Screenshot of Omeka dashboard

Activating new users on sites

This section applies only to sites with URLs beginning in "" and does not apply to sites created via MiddCreate or hosted at

Locally hosted Omeka instances make use of Middlebury's centralized login system (CAS) in order to improve site security and make managing user accounts easier. However, Omeka's built-in email activation feature is currently incompatible with CAS.

In order for newly added users to successfully sign in to Omeka, another user with "super" or "site-super" level permissions must first manually activate the new user's account.

Once active, users can login normally to the site.

How to activate a new user account

First, navigate to the Users page and click "edit" for the user you would like to activate.

Screenshot with directional arrow to edit user link

Next, make sure the "Active?" checkbox at the bottom of the edit user page is checked. If the checkbox does not appear, or is already checked, that means the user account has been activated. Save your changes after checking the activation box!

Screenshot with directional arrow to user activation checkbox