Method #1: Members come to your website and create their own user account
Instruct your members to do the following:
- Go to your website "http://sample.org/register"
- Enter in the information requested and complete the registration process.
- Once you authenticate the person requesting (ie: unblock them), the member will get an email welcoming them to login. In this email there will be a link that will let them set their password. This link is time-sensitive.
- If they forget they password or need to request a new password, go to"http://sample.org/reset"
Method #2: Staff creates user id and password in bulk for a group of people via the database
With this method, you can create a user login for all of your members and email them the login information rather than waiting for your members to register for their own account.
1. Choose a group of users via a search
2. From the Actions drop down, choose "Create Users For Contacts."
Keep in mind that:
1. The user name created will be "first_name.last_nameID_NUM" So if the contact internal ID is 583, then the user name would be "sally.smith583." The user name will always be lower case. To be eligible to get a user name, the contact must be: living, an individual contact type (not household nor organization), not deleted/trashed, have a valid email address, have a first name, have a last name, and not already have an existing user name.
2. The system will email the user using the Drupal template "Account Activation Email." This template can be found/edited in your website administration area for User Management. The email will include user name, links on where to login, and a "one-time" use link that can be used to choose a new password. It's not possible for this email to include the actual password.
3. The system only allows for a single user with a given email address (ie: you cannot have 2 Drupal users sharing an email address). Even though your database allows for email addresses to be used for multiple contacts, if Fred Flintstone and Wilma Flintstone both have the address "firstname.lastname@example.org," then only Fred OR Wilma will get a user account (one will be chosen by the system). In other words, if Wilma wants her very own user account, she will need to get her very own email address, first.