We’re always improving Kontent by Kentico to enable strategists, creators, and developers alike! Learn how to effectively handle large-scale operations by managing Kontent users programmatically.
Monica RaszykJan 17, 2022
Content management has a lot of moving parts. Whatever your organization is building towards, people make it happen. And with teams becoming more distributed, it’s important to have the ability to oversee and control who’s involved at every stage of the process.
There’s too much on the line to do any of this manually. So what is non-negotiable when it comes to streamlining and governing user management in your headless CMS?
- Central oversight of all users, accessible right in the Kontent platform
- Granular permissions and user roles for projects, Collections, and environments
- Single Sign-on and multifactor authentication with your preferred user identity provider
- The ability to define multiple workflows with different users, roles, and approvals involved
- Automation of user management that integrates with existing systems
Let’s dive more deeply into the last point—automation of user management—and zoom in on a recent Kontent release! It’s now possible to work with the same user management capabilities through the new Subscription API as you do in the Kontent application.
Managing Kontent users with the Subscription API
Organizations can now manage users in Kontent with the Subscription API, part of the Management API you already know and use. The new API endpoints make it easy to synchronize users and their permissions across projects under your subscription and perform batch operations. They’re also useful for integrating Kontent user management within your own internal tools, systems, and programs.
Managing users via code keeps users systematically curated and organized, which is especially critical for smooth transitional activities, like onboarding and offboarding. With the Subscription API:
- Export a list of users
- Invite a user into a project
- Set a user role
- Activate or deactivate a user
This latest release greatly improves how project administrators manage large teams of users, without added manual work. Check out the dedicated article in the API reference to get started with subscription management through API.
Synchronizing user management across the organization
For large-scale enterprise operations, it’s critical to have user management centralized under a user identity provider. This practice ensures the organization’s structure is reflected across every solution in an integrated tech stack. Synchronizing user management from one central point, instead of configuring it manually for each and every service, is the only way to be truly confident in your set up.
Subscription administrators can also now integrate Kontent user permissions with their user identity provider through the Subscription API. This allows your organization to:
- Move faster and scale up, as there's no longer a need to duplicate configurations of an organizational structure in Kontent
- Manage organizational restructuring or individual transitions stress-free because Kontent automatically updates user permissions
- Ensure secure management of Kontent users with a single source of truth for permissions
If you’re interested in the Subscription API and it's not available in your current plan, get in touch with your customer success manager.