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User Editor

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This section of the Mystic BBS Configuration System allows the SysOp to edit user records.

Here's an example of the initial User Editor screen that is displayed.

Note: All user records displayed on this page are entirely fictional.

                 █▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ User Editor ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ X ▀▄
                 █                                                 █
                 █ User Name                       Level    UserID █
                 █ Rex                               255         1 ▓
                 █ Ken                                20         2 ░
                 █ Jake                               10         3 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░
                 █                                                 ░

For each user record the following is listed:

  • their user name
  • their currently assigned security level within Mystic
  • a unique UserID record that was created in Mystic at the time they registered

Select a user name and press enter to reveal six pages of information about the user that can be edited. We'll detail each page below.

Note: The default security level that is assigned a new user is set in New User Settings 1 of the Mystic BBS Configuration System. In the example above we have one new user, one regular user, and one SysOp who has the highest security level of 255.


This page contains personal information supplied by the user at the time they registered.


  • For new users to be able to register with Mystic BBS the Allow New Users option must be enabled in New User Settings.
  • Not all fields may have been completed as not all may have been asked of the user at the time s/he registered. To set what is/is not asked take a look at the New User Settings 2 section of the Mystic BBS Configuration System.
       ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Rex (ID 1) ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
        Handle         │ Rex                                  1:INFORMATION
        Real Name      │ Rex Reid                             2:Settings 1
        Address        │ 187 Burns St                         3:Settings 2
        City           │ Ohakune                              4:Statistics
        Zip Code       │ 4625                                 5:Optional Data
        Home Phone     │ 06 385 8645                          6:Flags
        Data Phone     │
        E-Mail         │                   CTRL+U Upgrade
        Validated      │ 01/01/70                             CTRL+P Reset PW
        User Note      │
        Gender         │ M
        Birthdate      │ 04/02/19
                       │                                          Page 1 of 6

There are a number of fields on this page, all can be edited by the Sysop from this editor.


User chosen BBS handle or alias.

Real Name

User supplied real name.

This setting is influenced by the User Name Format option in New User Settings.


User street address.


User city and state/country.

Zip Code

User postal code.

Home Phone

User home phone number.

This setting is influenced by the Use USA Phone option in New User Settings.

Data Phone

User data phone number.


User email address.


The date the user validated their email address (MM/DD/YY)

User Note

A supplied user note from the user.


User gender: M/Male F/Female U/Undisclosed


User birthday details.

CTRL+U Upgrade

This option is available on all six pages of the user editor.

Pressing the keyboard combo of the CTRL key + U key allows the SysOp to assign a new security level for the user. A pop up dialogue box displays as follows:

       ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀█▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Security Levels ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
        Handle         █                                     █1:INFORMATION
        Real Name      █ Lvl  Description                    █2:Settings 1
        Address        █─────────────────────────────────────█3:Settings 2
        City           █ 10   New User                       ▓4:Statistics
        Zip Code       █ 20   Regular User                   ░5:Optional Data
        Home Phone     █ 255  System Operator                ░6:Flags
        Data Phone     █                                     ░
        E-Mail         █                                     ░CTRL+U Upgrade
        Validated      █                                     ░CTRL+P Reset PW
        User Note      █                                     ░
        Gender         █                                     ░
        Birthdate      █                                     ░
                       █       Press / for command list      █
                       ▀▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█    Page 1 of 6

This screen allows the sysop to assign a security level from 1-255 where 255 is System Operator. Mystic ships with three default security levels defined (more can be added) and each has a set of associated privileges. The sysop can choose the security level they wish to assign and press enter to confirm it.

The / key will bring up a further command menu option to show/hide other security levels that do not have a description and are assumed to be undefined.

To set the privileges associated with a given security level the sysop uses the Security Level Editor.

A users security level can also be altered in the Settings 1 page of the User Editor.


This option is available on all six pages of the user editor.

This option allows the sysop to set a new password for the user. User passwords can not be seen by the sysop and this option is one way a sysop can help a user (if need be) to reset their password.

Another option is to enable the Allow Reset by E-Mail option in the User Password Policy section of Mystic.

Settings 1

This page contains a number of settings specific to the user that can be set or altered by the sysop.

       ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Ken (ID 2) ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
        Security       │ 20                                   1:Information
        Flags #1       │ -----F--I----------------Z           2:SETTINGS 1
        Flags #2       │ A-------------------------           3:Settings 2
        Time Left      │ 120                                  4:Statistics
        Time Bank      │ 0                                    5:Optional Data
        Expires        │ 00/00/00                             6:Flags
        Expire To      │ 0
        Theme          │ default                              CTRL+U Upgrade
        Start Menu     │                                      CTRL+P Reset PW
        Archive        │ ZIP
        Protocol       │
        Screensize     │ 24
        Hot Keys       │ Yes
        Auto-Sig       │ No
        QWK Files      │ No                                       Page 2 of 6

There are a number of fields on this page, all can be edited by the Sysop from this editor.


User security level.

Flags #1

Sets users access flags (Set 1). Refer to Access Control Strings and the Fx function.

Flags #2

Sets users access flags (Set 2). Refer to Access Control Strings and the Dx function.

Time Left

Total number of minutes the user has left for today.

Time Bank

Total minutes the user has in the BBS time bank.


User's account expiration date (00/00/00 = Disabled)

Expire To

Security level to assign the user after expiration date is reached.


The filename of the users active theme. This often is 'default' unless new themes are created on the BBS and the user changes their active them to another theme being offered.

Start Menu

User is sent to this menu after logging in. This can override the usual login flow that the prelogin menu would otherwise dictate.


User's archive type extension. What archival compression do they want to select for any files being sent to them, prior to downloading those files from the BBS.


Default protocol hotkey.


User's terminal size in lines.

Hot Keys

User's hotkey input status.


Use auto signature when posting messages to echomail?

QWK Files

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config_user_editor.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/04 05:03 by avon