I have been tasked with creating a digital signage platform for several schools to provide updated Covid-19 information initially but also create content for school menus, wayfinding and extra-curricular programmes.
The sponsors are keen to have the CMS hosted - with each school responsible for individual scheduling of content to their own screens. Individual schools would need their own private account on the server but have access to a pool of media/graphics which they could then tailor to their requirements.
As the schools will be in different local authority regions they will have different feature requirements in that some will be using streaming media and Twitter updates while others need basic graphics and timetable information.
Would it be possible to have a single CMS instance with each school being a separate entity that allows them to log-in to the server showing just their screens?
To clarify - would each school/region require their own cloud instance of the CMS or can they all be served individually from the same platform.
Sorry Xibo! but me as member of this forum can answer this question.
Yes it is possible to host your own CMS. In other words, if you have the place and resources at every school to host a local server, yes you can seperate the CMS. There a few manuals available in running Xibo CMS with Docker or a non-docker instance (not supported by Xibo support)
Or you can make seperate accounts. If you use the proper permissions on the layout that you are going to make as master user, every account will have their own display, layout and other object.
It’s always great when a community member gets involved and help’s the team with answering questions Thank you!
Just to expand on what Vishal_Debipersad has said, indeed you can host your own CMS. Installation guides along with other Administration documentation can be found here.
We do also offer Cloud hosting service for Users, more information can be found here: Xibo in the Cloud
Within a single CMS instance you can create multiple Users who would only have permission to access their own Media/Displays/Schedules so each school can be managed separately within a single CMS. Our User Manual gives further information on the features which allow for this functionality here
Do take advantage of our 14 day free Cloud CMS trail so you can take a closer look!
If you would like further information regarding our Cloud hosting services and to discuss your options further then please do reach out to our sales team who will be happy to help!
Thanks Vishal that’s exactly what I need.
I think the Xibo Cloud option is best for my initial needs…will be in touch soon.
No problem, I will let our team know
@natasha No problem at all! I have tested things within 14 days in the cloud, also in a virtual machine with docker and non-docker. Now we are running a non-docker CMS in the cloud by one of our hostingprovider and there is where I build my experience with.
If you have less time in maintaining Xibo in your own environment, Xibo Cloud is the answer for sure!