Creating New User Accounts

An administrator can create new user accounts.

Availability Note. This feature is only available to users with administrative privileges.

The following steps demonstrate how to create a new user account.

  1. On the main navigation bar, click , the gear icon.

  2. In the drop-down menu, click Users & Groups.

    selecting Users & Groups. Administration menu shows Set Homepage and Job Status. The Site Administration menu includes Users & Groups (active), Manage Roles, Manage API Keys, Email Templates, Custom Styles, Custom Colors, Static Assets, and Site Settings.
    Selecting Users & Groups from Site Administration () Menu
  3. The Manage Users & Groups interface appears, open on the Users tab.

  4. Click New User.

    In Manage Users & Groups page, clicking the New User button
    Creating a New User

    New User modal window appears.

  5. In the New User modal window,

    • Enter Username. We entered admin1.
    • Under First Name enter Sara and under Last Name enter Lee. These values can also be picked up from LDAP user definitions.
    • Enter Password. We recommend the following considerations, when you enter your password:
      • Ensure that your password meets the minimum requirements. See Setting User Password Requirements.
      • You are locked out after five failed attempts. See Account Lockout Configuration to change the account lockout configuration settings or to unlock the user.
      • Check Show Password because you will share this information with the designated user.
    • Under Permissions, select Normal user.
    • [Optional] In the Groups tab, under Group Membership, use the Search box to find user groups, and assign the new user to existing groups by selecting user groups on the left list, and then clicking Add to move them to the right. We added the user to the admin_group group. See additional information on adding users to user groups.
    • [Optional] In the Roles tab, under Roles, use the Search box to find roles, and assign the new user to existing roles by selecting roles on the left list, and then clicking Add to move them to the right. See additional information on adding users to roles.
    • Click Save.

    Note: if you have not defined at least one User Group, the New User modal window does not contain Group Membership information.

    New User modal, text box for username, firstname, lastname, and password, check box for Show Password, Permissions options for Normal user (active) or Admin user, Group Membership search box and include-exclude lists with Add>> and <<(Remove) buttons, Cancel, Delete User, and Save buttons
    New User Setup

After the operation succeeds, you will see the Manage Users & Groups page, open on the Users tab. Note that the user admin1 is part of the list, the account permissions are set to Normal, status is Active, date joined is a few seconds ago, and last login is Never.

List of Users
Manage Users & Groups, List of Users Showing New ArcadiaUser Added

Note, when the admin1 logs in, the first name and last name of the user appears in the top right corner of the navigation bar.

Displaying the name of the user in the navigation bar
Display First Name and Last Name in the Navigation Bar

After the new user logs in, notice that the date joined changes from few seconds ago to 19 minutes ago, and the last login changes from Never to 5 minutes ago.

Display Change in Date Joined and Last Login Time
Display Change in Date Joined and Last Login Time