Setting up an AUP

Set up an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for users to sign before they can start using Firefly.

The AUP will apply to all users except parents. If you'd like to exclude further groups from having to sign it (e.g. Staff), please get in touch with our Support team.

  1. Create a Firefly page and add the text for your acceptable use policy to it. You don't need to use any particular components or give it a specific name.

    Please note that when the page is displayed for users to sign the AUP, all styling is removed. For this reason, we recommend only adding plain text and images to this page in the first place.

  2. Find out the page ID. Add ?view=xml to your the page's URL in the address bar, then look for the page ID in the first line of code. 
  3. Open the Control Panel.
  4. In the Structure tab, select Modify this site.
  5. In the Basic tab, select Add an AUP Page ID.
  6. Enter the ID for your AUP page.
  7. Select Modify Site.

Your new AUP page is set up. All users will have to sign it before being able to access Firefly.

Checking whether a user has signed the AUP

  1. In the Control Panel, select the Advanced tab.
  2. Select Check user's signature.
  3. Start typing the name of the user you want to check, then select their name in the drop-down. 

  4. Select Check Signature. A message saying whether the user has signed a policy or not is displayed. 
  5. If you have other users to check, select Check someone else. Otherwise, select Close.

Clearing all AUP signatures

  1. In the Control Panel, select the Advanced tab.
  2. Decide which AUP signatures to clear:
    • To clear all AUP signatures for a specific Firefly site, select Clear site AUP signatures. Choose a site from the drop-down and select Clear Site AUP Signatures.
    • To clear all AUP signatures for all of your Firefly sites at once, select Clear all AUP signatures.