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Bulk Registration

The TWikiAdminGroup can use BulkRegistration to register (i.e. create logins and UserTopics ) for a group of people quickly. Create a table in the REGISTERTOPIC named below, setting each row to represent each user and each column to correspond to the metadata. Then press the button on this page to perform registration for those users. Unlike normal registration the administrator is assumed to have correct e-mail addresses for the users, so no verification is required. Note that the new users are not notified that they have an account. This is so you can prepare and verify the accounts before announcing them. To announce them use the BulkResetPassword feature: this will assign a new random password and notify users.

Bulk Registration usage

Any fields you define in this table will end up in the User's topic. If a form (such as UserForm) is attached to NewUserTemplate then the data will go in as META:FIELDS, meaning that you can use SEARCH formfield constructs to search.

If you use the UserForm then ensure that it contains all the fields you define here. Otherwise they will disappear when the user edits their home topic!

Mandatory fields

Optional fields

Settings

    • Set OVERWRITEHOMETOPICS = 0

Example format

The following should be inserted into your REGISTERTOPIC as a table.
| FirstName | LastName | Email | WikiName | CustomFieldThis | SomeOtherRandomField | WhateverYouLike |
| Test | User | you@example.com | TestUser | A | B | C |

To use this:

  1. Make sure that the Custom fields appear on the UserForm
  2. Copy the above table to your clipboard
  3. Click through and paste this on UnprocessedRegistrations, save the topic and return here.
  4. Click the Bulk register button below
  5. Read UnprocessedRegistrationsLog
  6. When you are ready, use the BulkResetPassword page to assign passwords and notify the users of their new accounts.

Notes:

  1. The first row of the table dictates the heading format and that the fieldnames must be plain, i.e. must not contain bolded entries.
  2. You are responsible for ensuring that the fieldnames appear in the Users.UserForm
  3. Only members of the TWikiAdminGroup can run this.

 

UnprocessedRegistrations

FirstName LastName Email WikiName
Marc Dequenes info@duckcorp.org DuckCorp

IDEA! Return to BulkRegistration and click the button at the bottom of the topic.

UnprocessedRegistrationsLog

Report for Bulk Register

Registering DuckCorp

You are already registered

You cannot register twice, the name 'DuckCorp' is already registered.

Did you want to reset DuckCorp's password?

Alternatively hit back to go back to TWikiRegistration and choose a different username.

Please contact webmaster@ntp.org if you have any questions.

  • Failed to add user: New password did not match existing password for this user at /hog/www/support.ntp.org/twiki/lib/TWiki/Users/TWikiUserMapping.pm line 288.


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