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The Office of Web Communications manages accounts on the Tulane website content management system (CMS) and provides access to contributors.

Browsers (required)

The CMS can be edited in the following browsers:

  • Firefox 10 ESR and Firefox 17 ESR version (Windows, Linux, Mac) 
  • Chrome 24 and 25 (Windows, Linux, Mac) 
  • Safari 5 (Mac)

*NOTE: The CMS has issues with Internet Explorer but will work in limited capacity.

CMS Login

The CMS, where websites are created and updated, resides in its own server. You can get to the cms production server by inserting "authoring." before You can login directly to your own web site within CommonSpot, type the following URL into your browser:

  • (recommended bookmark)
  • For example, the research page would be

You will see the following User Login dialog box
prompting you to enter your user ID (lowercase) and password.


Show Pending User Actions

Checking 'Show Pending User Actions' prompts a dialog box that will show any pending items, such as:

  • Approvals
  • Broken Links
  • Content Freshness Reminder
  • Work in Progress

Additionally, the Pending Action dialog is accessible from the 'Properties & Actions' icon menu.

Change Password

Your ID and password are pulled from your Tulane User ID. To change your password, visit psync.

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