I'm new to CiviCRM and am setting it up for the first time. I've got it installed on Joomla 3.4, and most of it seems to be working OK.
What I'd like to be able to do is to provide logins to a group of people so that any one of them can log in and add contacts and contributions, run reports, etc. However, the only interface I've found to this functionality is through the admin back end to the Joomla site, logged in as the Joomla admin.
I've tried adding a CiviCRM menu item for logged-in front-end users, but there's no menu item type that provides the CiviCRM access I'm looking for. I was hoping that Dashboard would be it, but it's just a report of parameters specific to the logged-in user.
I've created an administrators group and assigned the admin ACL to it, but logging in as one of those users is no different.
I'm probably going about this the wrong way, but it seems like the kind of functionality that should be available... I'm just not sure how. :/ And I don't want everyone to log in as the Joomla admin!