Creating new user accounts

Invariably you will at some point need to create new user accounts. Of course, it is possible to allow the user to simply register for their new account themselves, but this is not always appropriate. In this recipe, we will see how an admin user can create an active user account for another user.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe you will need an e-mail address that hasn't been used by any other users in the system.

How to do it...

In this simple recipe we will simply be creating a new dummy user account:

  1. Select People from the admin menu, then select +Add user.
  2. In the Username field, enter dummyuser1.
  3. In the E-mail address field, enter your new e-mail address for the user.
  4. In the Password field, enter a suitable password, ...

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