Creating users

User accounts require User groups to create. Each user account merely stores information about that user and their credentials. User groups are where user permissions and configuration settings are managed.

The User account request page details the process for users requesting accounts.

Create a user:
  1. Browse to Admin > Users
  2. Enter a username - "Create user with username..."
  3. Click Create
  4. Set a password or click 'Suggest' to have one generated for you
  5. Set the user full name, this will appear on the resource view page on resources they have contributed
  6. Assign this user to a group
  7. Set an email address, this allows them to be contacted by the system
  8. If you wish you can set an account expiry date, an IP address or IP address range which that user can only connect from or some comments
  9. You can set up custom personal search filter overrides here, these will override the usergroup search filters
  10. new_user
  11. If you are not planning to manually give this password to the user you must then check the "E-mail this user their username and new password" option
  12. Check the Approved option (if you would like this account to be active. You can disable an account by unchecking this option. A user will not be able to log in if this option is not ticked. Please note that this will be replaced by a dropdown status selector with a new 'disabled' option in version 9.0+
  13. Click Save

Once a user account has been created, the password is not visible so you may only reset that accounts password by generating a new one or setting a new password. This ensures password security for your users.

See Useful user tools for more information on managing users.