Adding users to your site

The latest version of the CAS module now includes the ability to add a single user or perform a bulk operation to add multiple users sharing the same role assignment. Whichever option you choose to pursue, you first will use your admin panel to navigate to Manage » People
Person button located on the admin panel


Add a single CAS user

  1. Click on the + Add user button.
    Add a single user or multiple users during your account creation process.

  2. In the Add user screen, provide the following information:
    1. Email address - provide the user's UC Davis email address for the person.
    2. Allow user to log in via CAS - check the box and then added the person's Kerberos ID in the CAS username field. Please note that this may be entirely different than the beginning of their email address. If in doubt, check with the user to find out their login ID for Kerberos.
    3. Username - the way you input the username will be exactly how it appears related to this person anywhere on the site. It's recommended that you use the person's first and last name, i.e.; Jane Doe, John Smith.
    4. Password and Confirm password - Use a long random string of characters and numbers. This won't be used again as members of your site will be prompted to enter their existing Kerberos ID and password when logging in. Consider using a site like to generate secure random passwords.
    5. Status - active
    6. Roles - managers can assign ONE of the following (the exception is the Section Editor):
      • Contributor
        • Section Editor (only available if the SiteFarm Advanced Access module is enabled and ONLY works if assigned WITH the Contributor role)
      • Editor (already includes Contributor access)
      • Manager (already includes Contributor and Editor access)
        The list proceeds from the least level of access at the top and gradually increases for each subsequent role. "Stacking" roles isn't necessary. If you initially assign someone as a Contributor and then realize you need to expand their access, uncheck the Contributor box and assign the new role level.  If you would like to review each role's permissions, take a look at the Roles and Permissions Matrix.
    7. Notify user of new account - check the box (if you would like to customize the welcome message, review the configuration instructions).
    8. URL alias - leave blank
  3. Click the Create new account button to finish.

Add multiple CAS users

  1. Click on the + Add CAS user(s) button.
    Add a single user or multiple users during your account creation process.

  2. In the CAS username(s) field enter in the Kerberos ID of each person you want to provide the same type of role to, one ID per line.
  3. Select the Role you want to assign to your user(s) from the checkbox list. Your result will resemble this example output:
    Example of three user IDs, each other their own line, and all of them assigned the same role type.
  4. Click the Create new accounts button.