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To enable users to log into the management console, you create user accounts and assign them roles, which are sets of permissions. You can add individual users or import users in bulk.

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Adding a new user and assigning roles 

Follow the instructions below to add a new user account and configure its role.

  1. On the Configure tab in the management console, click Users and Roles.
  2. Click Users. This link is only visible to users with the Admin role. 
  3. Click Add New User. The following screen appears.
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  4. Do the following:
    1. In the Domain list, specify the user store where you want to create this user account. This includes the list of user stores you configured. See Configuring User Management for more information.
    2. Enter a unique user name and the password that the person will use to log in. By default, the password must be at least five characters and should have at least one character with a capital letter, characters, numbers and special characters.
    3. As an alternative to the above step, you can allow users to enter their own password by selecting Ask password from user. This makes it easier for administrators as they do not have to remember and specify passwords when creating an account for a user. When you select this option, you must enter an Email Address. The Identity Server sends an email to this address that provides the users with a redirection URL. This directs the users to a screen where they can provide the password for the account newly created by the administrator.
    4. Click Next. Click Finish here if the following step is not relevant.
  5. Optionally, select the role(s) you want this user to have. If you have many roles in your system, you can search for them by name.
  6. Click Finish.

A new user account is created with the specified roles and is listed on the Users page.

Importing users

In addition to manually adding individual users, you can import multiple users in bulk if you have exported them to a comma-separated values (.csv) file or Microsoft Excel (.xls) file.

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This is only supported if you have configured your user store as JDBCUserStoreManager. See here for information on how to do this.

  1. On the Users screen, click Bulk Import Users.
  2. Browse and select the file that contains the user data. 
  3. Specify a default password to assign to all the users you are importing and click Finish. This password is valid for only 24 hours, so you should inform your users that they must log in and change their password within 24 hours.

Customizing the user's roles and permissions

Each role specifies a set of permissions that the user will have when assigned that role. After creating a user, you can assign and remove roles for that user by clicking Assign Roles in the Actions column. To see which users a role is already assigned to, click View Users next to the role.

You can also customize which permissions apply to this user by clicking View Roles in the Actions column of the Users screen and then selecting the permissions from each role that you want this user to have. 

Deleting an existing user 

 Follow the instructions below to delete a user.

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Deleting a user cannot be undone.

  1. On the Configure tab in the management console, click Users and Roles.  
  2. Click Users. This link is only visible to users with the Admin role. 
  3. In the Users list, click Delete next to the user you want to delete, and then click Yes to confirm the operation.

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