Delegate Access

Overview

In the Tufts Elements system, a delegate is a person that you grant profile editing permissions to. A delegate edits your profile by logging in with their credentials and "impersonating" you. Multiple delegates can be set up for a single profile. 

Adding Delegates

  1. Log in to faculty.tufts.edu with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the Menu button toward the top left of the page. In the “Settings” menu, select Account Settings.Account Settings option
  3. Scroll down to the “Manage Delegates” section.
  4. In the “Name” field, start typing in the last name of the person who you would like to assign as a delegate. Suggestions will appear.
  5. Use the dropdown menu to select the person you wish to add, then click Add delegate.Adding a delegate
    The delegate that you have added will be listed in the “Delegates” section. Repeat the previous steps to add more delegates if necessary.Example of a delegate that has been added

Removing Delegates

  1. Log in to faculty.tufts.edu with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the Menu button toward the top left of the page. In the “Settings” menu, select Account Settings.Account Settings option
  3. Scroll down to the “Manage Delegates” section.
  4. Click the Remove (Remove button) button next to a delegate’s name to take away their delegate privileges on your profile.

It is possible to impersonate another user and edit their account on their behalf if they have set you up as a delegate. For more information on how they can do that, see the Managing Delegates section above.

If a faculty member has given you delegate access to their Tufts Elements profile, you can impersonate them by doing the following:

  1. Log in to faculty.tufts.edu with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the Impersonate icon in the top toolbar.Impersonate button
  3. In the “Name contains” field, type in the user’s last name and click Set filters.Searching for a person to impersonate
  4. Click a person’s name in the results section to impersonate them.Selecting someone to impersonate
  5. A tab will appear at the top of the page to indicate who you are currently impersonating. When you are done, click on the red ‘x’ button to stop impersonating the other user.Stop impersonating button