UpStage administration

Players with Admin status can access the Admin section of Backstage. This is where new player registrations can be approved, existing player accounts managed and the Foyer customised. In the future there may be more features added here.

Player management

Admins can see a list of all players who have accounts on this UpStage instance, including their email address and the date they registered their account. From this list, admins can:

  • activate or deactivate individual accounts
  • change the role of a player (see below)
  • increase a player’s upload limit (the default is 1MB)
  • edit a player account, to update their email address
  • reset a player’s password
  • delete a player account.


UpStage accounts have one of four roles: Guest, Player, Admin, and Super Admin. Each has a different level of permissions.

player roles


Guest accounts are for use by people who do not have their own player log-in and may not want to have one, for example in workshops or demonstration situations. Logging in with a guest account allows you to access and operate the on-stage player tools of the stage or stages that the guest account has been given access to. Guest accounts don’t provide access to Backstage.


Players can log in to UpStage, create stages, upload media, and perform on stages that they’ve created or been given access to. Players can update their email address and change their password in their profile.


Admins are players with additional permissions. They can customise the Foyer and access the Admin section of UpStage, where they can approve new player registrations and undertake other player management, for example, increasing a player’s upload limit or changing a player’s role.

They have full powers in Backstage, which means they can view, edit or delete all stages and media, not only their own. They don’t automatically have player access to stages which they haven’t been given player access to.

Super Admin

This role is usually held by the person who has installed and configured a specific instance of UpStage. As well as all of the permissions of other roles, they can make other players into Admins and do back-end configuration of the instance. This person may be a systems administrator rather than an artist-player.

Batch User Creation

This feature of the Admin section allows admins to quickly create multiple new users without needing an email address for each user. This is useful for temporary log-ins, for example, in a teaching or workshop situation where participants may not intend to keep using UpStage in the future.