An administrator can create a user through the Dashboard. If you've configured external authentication, you can’t create users or edit user passwords in the Dashboard. Create users in your directory service instead.
To create a user in the Dashboard, follow these steps:
Navigate to the Users page.
Do one of the following:
Click Add User OR
Type the first few letters of the username in the Search or create field.
A list of matching users appears in the autocomplete dropdown.
If the user doesn’t already exist, select the list item Create user with name '<USER_NAME>'.
You’re prompted to enter the username, full name, password, and roles.
A username should be a unique identifier of each user within the organization. For example, users can use their e-mail addresses or personnel numbers.
Acrolinx doesn’t differentiate between lower and upper case. Usernames are case-insensitive.
(Optional) By default, the Dashboard generates a password required for access to the server via the Dashboard and the integrations. You can change this password or remove it by deselecting the Password required option.
If you assign a user a role with the privilege to sign in to the Dashboard, you must set an initial user password.
Select one of the user license types.
You can only see the "User license type" radio buttons if you’ve installed a license that is configured with both named and concurrent user limits.
Select the relevant check boxes in the Roles section to assign one or more roles to the user.
Click the Save button. The saved settings take effect immediately.
If you can't use federation to create your users and you have too many users to create manually, you can allow Acrolinx to register users from Acrolinx Integrations.
When a user run their first check, they’re prompted to enter their username. The integration then registers the user with Acrolinx, which automatically creates the user and assigns it the default role.
We strongly recommend that you don't allow automatic user registration unless you’re running Acrolinx in a secure environment. If you want to allow automatic user registration on an Acrolinx Private Cloud instance, you'll open up Acrolinx to everybody and make your system vulnerable. Contact us if you have any questions about automatic user registration.
This option is turned off by default. As a Standard Stack user, you can turn it on with a core server property.
To allow automatic user registration from Acrolinx Integrations on a Standard Stack instance, follow these steps:
coreserver.properties.Depending on your installation, your path might look like this:
Add the following property:
Save your changes and restart the Acrolinx Platform.
The Search or Create field always appears at the top of the Users page and lets you find or create users using the same field.
The autocomplete behavior of the Search or Create field helps you to avoid creating duplicate users, by suggesting a list of similar usernames when you enter a new user.
To find users with the Search or Create field, follow these steps:
Enter your search text in the search field.
You can use the wildcard character "*" or "%" multiple times, in any part of your search text.
To clear the search box, press the ESC key. To force the autocomplete dropdown to appear, press the down arrow on your keyboard.
When you start typing characters in the search field, the dropdown suggests matching usernames as well one or more actions displayed in italics.
The action Match Pattern '<SEARCH_TEXT>' appears if you’ve included a wildcard in your search, and it displays a list of usernames that match your search pattern.
A clear pattern button appears beside the Search or Create field after you select the Match Pattern option. Use this button to reset the search results after you’ve performed a wildcard search.
Click a matching username in the autocomplete dropdown to open the user details page.