Creating a User Account

Goal

Create a User Account.

Prerequisite knowledge

Steps

  1. In the administrative menu, go to People > Add user.
  2. Fill in the form fields. See the table for fields and values below.
  3. Field nameExplanationExample value

    Username

    A username for the user that they will use to sign in or author content items. Spaces are allowed; punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, apostrophes, and underscores.

    john.doe

    Email address

    A valid email address for the user. All emails from the system will be sent to this address. The email address is not made public.

    john.doe@itext.com

    Password

    A password the user will use to sign in to the site. You can see how safe the password is on the Password strength gauge. You also get tips on how to make it safer.

    jYZgb678

    Confirm password

    Type the same password to avoid any typing mistakes.

    jYZgb678

    Status

    Set the status of the user account. Blocked users will not be able to sign in.

    Active

    Roles

    Set the role of the user account.

    Reporter

    Notify user of new account

    Enable checkbox to send a notification to the user’s email address.

    Enable

    Language settings

    Select the account's preferred language for emails and profile information.

    English

    Domain access

    Select the affiliates that this user belongs to. Used to grant editing permissions for users with the "edit domain content" permission.

    iText

    Gitlab file field default settings

    Used to select a default GitLab related account, a project and branch for GitLab type file fields, because every time a user wants to link a GitLab file (for example at Example type nodes) he has to select a GitLab account, a project inside that account and a branch inside the selected project to be able to see the available file list for linking. For example if given an Example type node (where GitLab type file fields available), then when the user opens the node for editing, the account, the project and the branch related fields will be automatically filled according to the user's settings. But when a GitLab file field field has its own default account/project/branch settings, those settings always override the user's settings.

    [GitLab account, project, branch]

  4. Click Create new account.