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User management in Drupal

Overview on how to manage the users on your Drupal website

This tutorial will review the user management in Drupal. This is an important feature that allows you to manage the people that have active registration on your website. 

 

Step 1 Access user manager

To access the user manager, you need to log into your website as administrator and then navigate to the People tab from the main menu.

 

Access People menu in Drupal

 

Step 2 Add a user

To add a new user, simply access the user manager and click on the Add user button at the top of the page.

 

Add a user in Drupal

 

Edit the following options:

 

  • Username: Enter a username for the new user.
  • E-mail address: Enter the system email for the new user.
  • Password: Enter a password for the user.
  • Confirm Password: Enter the password again for verification.
  • Status: Set the user as Active.
  • Roles: Enter roles for the new user. Choose this carefully as this will determine the permissions for the new user on your website.

 

Edit user details in Drupal

 

Click on the Create new account button.

 

Step 3 Edit user role

To edit a user’s role, you need to access the user manager and click on the Edit button next to the user you wish to edit.

 

Edit user role in Drupal

 

Locate the Roles section and check the roles that you wish to assign for the user.

 

Available user roles in Drupal

 

Click on the Save button to keep the changes.

 

Step 4 Block a user

To block a user, simply access the user manager and check the user that you wish to block. Then select the Block the selected users option from the Update Options field.

 

Block a user in Drupal

 

Click on the Update button to keep the changes.

 

Step 5 Delete a user

To remove a user from your website, you need to access the user manager and check the user that you wish to block. Then select the Cancel the selected user accounts option from the Update Options field.

 

Delete a user in Drupal

 

Click on the Update button and then select one of the removal options available. Then hit the Cancel accounts button to remove the account.

 

Options for user removal in Drupal