When people come to your site to register as a new user (e.g. to access self-service and member only areas), there are a few ways you can administer this process. To set your user registration choice (1 of 3), go to your top website menu Configuration > People > Account Settings:
- Office Management ONLY (100% Back Office):: for this option, users are not allowed to register as a new user at your site. You site administrator must create the new user (website) records, connect them to the back office records by using identical first name, last name, and email, set the password and email the details to each individual. This method could be turned on if you do NOT want members logging in during your data import / set-up.
- Self-Service (100% Self-Service):: if you'd like users to automatically be accepted and be able to login immediately, use this option. We strongly discourage using this option, as spammers could potentially create a user on your site, login, and post inappropriate material on the member-only areas.
- (DEFAULT) User Authentication Require (50/50):: This is your system's default user setting. Anyone can register to be a new user at your site (see "user login" image ---->). Your site administer is then sent an email alert. Then (make sure you as the site controlled are logged in) click on the link within the email alert and it will take your site controller to a screen to "unblock" user and/ or add a role to their user account.