Create a User

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Aa an administrator you can create an eprint user account by using the following steps.

Via Eprints admin interface

  • Login as an Eprints administrator
  • Go to the "Admin" Screen, and then the "Systems Tools" tab. Then click on the "Create User" button

Admin page, System Tools tab

  • Enter the a username. This must be unqiue and will be ther username that the new user will use to log in. Then click "Create User"

Initial create user form

  • The Next screen allows you to choose the user type, "User", "Editor" or "Repository Administrator". You can also assign roles on this screen. Click "Next" to go to the next part of the form.

Stage 1 of the User workflow

  • The Final screen lets you fill in some details for the user, only an email and Name are required. You add a passowrd on this screen. Click "Save and Return" to finish the creating the user.

Stage 1 of the User workflow

  • The EPrints "Create User" functionality is basic, so you will have to contact the relevant person and securely pass on their username and password, suggesting that they change it as appropriate using their Profile page

Via server command line

  • Log in to server and change to eprints user
  • Run epadmin, entering username, permissions level, password and email address.

-bash-4.1$ ./bin/epadmin create_user epprod

Creating a new user in REPOID

Enter a username [admin] ? NEW_USERNAME

Select a user type (minuser|user|editor|admin) [admin] ?

Enter Password?


Successfully created new user:

ID: 1234

epadmin will return a user ID for the newly created user.

When the user logs in they will be called "Unnamed user with email" until their profile is updated to fill in their name.