Hyrax v2.1 ( branch: 2.1-stable )
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Configuring the Repository

From the Dashboard, Administrators have several Configuration options.

Settings: Appearance


Administrators can change the general colors of the repository’s appearance. This includes the Header background color, Header text color, Link color, Footer link color, and Primary button background color. Click on the color bar for any of the elements you’d like to edit and use the color palette to make adjustments:

Color Palette

Click Save to make the changes.

Settings: Collection Types

Collection Types

Repository Administrators can create and define collection types for the repository. Collection types include Administrative Sets and User Collections. Detailed information about collections and collection types are available in the Collections and Admin Sets section of this website.

Settings: Pages


The Pages panel allows administrators to edit the About Page, Help Page, Deposit Agreement, and Terms of Use. These are static pages in the repository. This is not quite a WYSIWYG editor. The text will conform to the CSS styles used by your repository. Tip: to add hyperlinks, create the links in a rich text editor, like Microsoft Word, and paste the link into the Pages text box. There is currently no way to create a link directly in the text editor.

Settings: Content Blocks

Similar to Pages, Content blocks are editable text elements for the homepage. You can add an Announcement, Marketing Text, or a note about a Featured Researcher using these blocks. The same limitations to text editing as noted in the Pages section apply here.

Announcement Content Block

The Announcement Text is useful for notifying end-users about any scheduled downtime or repository maintenance. It corresponds to:

Announcement on Homepage

Marketing Text Content Block

The Marketing Text is a good place to add a tagline for your repository. It corresponds to:

Marketing Text on Homepage

Featured Researcher Content Block

The Featured Researcher content block allows you to add a note about any researcher you choose to highlight on the homepage of your repository.

Featured Researcher Text on Homepage

Settings: Features

There are several features that are automatically enabled in Hyrax, but these can be toggled on and off from the Features panel:

Configuration Features

The highlighted option in the Actions column signifies the current selection. Click on the Off option for any feature you wish to disable for your repository. Here is a complete list of features in Hyrax.

Workflow Roles

The Workflow Roles panel will allow repository administrators to search for any registered user in the repository and assign them a role in an Administrative Set workflow. From the page, you can Assign Roles or view Current Roles. This is a high-level view of users and their roles in various workflows in the administrative sets within your repository. It is recommended that repository managers assign and manage roles from the specific administrative set edit page.

Assign Roles

The Assign Role box presents a drop-down menu for every user in the repository. First, select the user, then, select the Administrative Set from the Workflow Role drop-down menu. The Workflow Role menu will give you these role options for every Administrative Set: Approving, Depositing, or Managing.

Assign Role

Current Roles

The Current Roles table displays all users of the repository and their roles. When a user has a Workflow Role that needs to be removed, you can click on the red X next to the role. You will be asked to confirm your choice to edit a user’s Workflow Role before the action can be completed.

Current Roles