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What Do XNAT Admins Need to Know?

In each successive release we have worked to add functionality to XNAT, inadvertently making the job of XNAT Administration more complex. In XNAT 1.7, we are hoping to combat that complexity by making XNAT easier to set up, and by bringing more control into the Admin UI. 

With that said, however, there are some tasks related to administering your XNAT that still require access to the file system (such as adding pipelines and plugins), and still some reporting (such as complex data freezes) that can only be done with access to the PostgreSQL database. 

With that in mind, there are multiple ways you can set up Admin Access in XNAT. You can create a user that has full access to your XNAT and all its data, or you can limit the powers of certain admin users by not granting project data access. Learn more about Types of Admin User Roles. 

When your task necessitates working with the back end, it is helpful to know how XNAT and its components are organized. Learn more about the XNAT backend

For all other XNAT Admin tasks, please see below. 

XNAT First-time Setup

Advanced Setup Options

 

Getting To Know XNAT

 

Managing Users and Roles

 

Managing Sites and Studies

 

Adding Data Types and New Functions to XNAT

As of XNAT 1.7, we intend to distribute all data types as plugins. However, it is still possible to add a data type the "old fashioned way."

 

Importing Image Data into XNAT

 

Computing in XNAT

 

XNAT Security Settings

 

Customizing XNAT

 

Connecting XNAT to Other Systems

 

Create: Connecting XNAT to other XNATs (via JAAT or the Project Sync Plugin)

 

 

XNAT Automation

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Create: Setting up Containers and Images

Create: Running Actions in XNAT

Create: Running Scripts in XNAT

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