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Re: Add User ACP

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I’ve done user imports via both XSL and CSV with a system very much like phpBB, so it’s certainly possible, but does take a little time. Of which I have very little right now. I think it would be quite useful, however.
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ToonArmy wrote:Personally I'd like to see it, much better solution than logging out to register a user. Ability to send them the account details and a one time use password would make this really worthwhile. I also do like the idea of CSV imports, and CLI scripts is something we've talked about briefly before.
One-time use password might be a bit much.

Could you not just give the option to either:
Set the password during creation
Create a random password and send it to the email address
Send the user a link for resetting their password (generate some random one and don't send it out)

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Actually, one-time use passwords may be perfect for automatically creating users. They would login with that password and it would prompt them to create a new password.

You could have an option to import passwords, or setting passwords, but I just see that a technically better security option for the user would be to have them create their own password on the initial login. :)
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Highway of Life wrote:I’ve done user imports via both XSL and CSV with a system very much like phpBB, so it’s certainly possible, but does take a little time. Of which I have very little right now. I think it would be quite useful, however.
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ToonArmy wrote:
Highway of Life wrote:I’ve done user imports via both XSL and CSV with a system very much like phpBB, so it’s certainly possible, but does take a little time. Of which I have very little right now. I think it would be quite useful, however.
XSL :?
Interesting... I think he might mean sql files.
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Oops... XLS - Excel.
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I have had need of this feature for various reasons.

To be honest, whether or not all board admins will utilize in all cases is irrelevent. There is a User Management feature and when I think about managing, I think about Adding, Modifying, and Deleting (those are the three main features, among others). However, I was fairly surprised that this feature was not in the vanilla release, so I was glad to find the MOD for it.

I use it for a variety of reasons. For one, I have a board "bot" that is used for various things just to be cool. Without this, I would have to log out, register, activate, log in as admin, add to group, assign permissions, add to group(s), etc. With this, I can skip the logout, register, activate, and login steps and go straight to add users.

Other uses are for test boards for MOD authors. Yes it's a select group, but there are many people who could benefit from it. For instance, say you have a test board and need to show examples of three different posters (an admin, a moderator, and a user). You'd have to register two extra accounts, activate them, and then log back in as admin to set groups and permissions.

Another use I can think of is what was already mentioned: private boards. Instead of having to screen all registrations, you can just create all of the desired users in the ACP and email them their login information.

As far as the one-time password, I think that should be an option, but also other options should be a random password or else you can set a specific password.

Anyway, I think it is an essential feature and should be included in 3.1 and eventually 4.0.
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I agree that it should be possible to easily add user accounts from the administration control panel.

The password should be generated if no password has been specified and there should be an option to send an email to the created user. After creating an account it might be a good idea to ask if the admin wants to add another account to make it possible to easily add a bunch of users.

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