Help:Adding new users

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You need to be an administrator to do this. If you do add a user, make sure that there is an email address connected to each and every account added.

  1. Login using your account.
  2. Go to the special pages (on the side bar)... the first link should be: Create an account or login...
  3. There it should have the following boxes:
    Your user name
    Your password
    retype password
    your email (please include so other users can email you through the site)
    your real name
  4. put all the information for the new user in these boxes. (if you are logged in, your name will appear in the username, just erase it and put the username you want to add; if you are not, login now).
  5. After you type in the info, there are two buttons you can click:
    • Create new account: This should add the user (as well as log you in as that user, which is quite annoying). It will also send an email like this to the address you specify:

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:02:04 -0500 From: admin@openwetware.org To: someone@somewhere.edu Subject: OpenWetWare e-mail address confirmation


Someone, probably you from IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, has registered an account "Username" with this e-mail address on OpenWetWare.

To confirm that this account really does belong to you and activate e-mail features on OpenWetWare, open this link in your browser:

http://openwetware.org/wiki/Special:Confirmemail/a_big_hexidecimal

If this is *not* you, don't follow the link. This confirmation code will expire at 15:02, 21 December 2005.

    • By email: This should add the user and send an email like this to the address you specify:

From: admin@openwetware.org Date: December 17, 2005 1:58:09 PM CST To: someone@somewhere.edu Subject: Password reminder from OpenWetWare


Someone (probably you, from IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) requested that we send you a new OpenWetWare login password. The password for user "Username" is now "password". You should log in and change your password now.

    • Note that when you click "By email" the password which is sent is computer generated and not the password you specify. It is the correct password, though.

Remember to make sure each user has a functional email address linked to it.

Finally, to get the process started, we recommend putting a one line descriptor of the person that you added on their user page for community purposes.

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