Platform Administration and Architecture

Create a user

Abstract

How to add a new user to you Sitecore implementation.

In Sitecore, you use the User Manager to create users and manage the roles that they are members of.

To create a user in the User Manager:

  1. Log in to Sitecore and, on the Launchpad, click User Manager.

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  2. In the User Manager dialog box, in the Users group, click New.

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  3. In the Create a New User dialog box, enter the relevant information about the new user. For example, enter the user name and password that the user must use for authentication when they log in to Sitecore.

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    Important

    Passwords are case-sensitive in Sitecore but user names are not.

    The Create a New User dialog box contains the following fields:

    Field

    Value

    User name

    Enter the name of the user in Sitecore. (mandatory)

    Domain

    Enter the domain that the user has access to.

    Full name

    Enter the full name of the user.

    Email

    Enter the user’s email address. (mandatory)

    Comment

    Enter any relevant comments.

    Password

    Enter the password of the new user. (mandatory)

    Users can change it after they log in to Sitecore.

    Confirm password

    Confirm the password (mandatory).

    Roles

    Enter the roles that you want to make the user a member of. Click Edit to add the user to one or more roles.

    User profile

    Enter the type of user you are creating.

  4. Click Next to validate the information that you have entered and then click Finish.

When you have created the user, you must add the user to one or more roles. These roles determine the user's access rights and thereby which items that the user can access in Sitecore and the actions that the user can perform on these items.