Adding users to your site

  1. Using the admin panel, navigate to the People section.
    Person button located on the admin panel
  2. Click on the Add user button
    Add user button
  3. In the Add user screen, provide the following information:
    1. Email address - provide the user's UC Davis email address for the person.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Status - active
    5. Roles - managers can assign ONE of the following:
      • Contributor
      • 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.
        Incorrect role selection
        Select only one role; the role below inherits the permissions of the one above.
        Correct role selection
        The role has been selected correctly with only one role applied.


    6. Notify user of new account - check the box (if you would like to customize the welcome message, review the configuration instructions).
    7. CAS Username - the person's Kerberos ID. 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.
    8. URL alias - leave blank
  4. Click the Create new account button to finish.