Bulk Registration

Administrators can use this topic to register (i.e. create logins and UserTopics) for a group of people quickly. Create a table in the REGISTERTOPIC named below, setting each row to represent each user and each column to correspond to the metadata. Then press the button on this page to perform registration for those users. Unlike normal registration the administrator is assumed to have correct e-mail addresses for the users, so no verification is required. Note that the new users are not notified that they have an account. This is so you can prepare and verify the accounts before announcing them. To announce them use the BulkResetPassword feature: this will assign a new random password and notify users.

Bulk Registration usage

Any fields you define in this table will end up in the User's topic. If a form (such as UserForm) is attached to NewUserTemplate then the data will go in as META:FIELDS, meaning that you can use SEARCH formfield constructs to search.

If you use the UserForm then ensure that it contains all the fields you define here. Otherwise they will disappear when the user edits their home topic!

Mandatory fields

  • WikiName
  • FirstName
  • LastName

Optional fields

Settings

  • Define where to pick up the table of users to register
  • Use this to define where to log the bulk registration process. It needs to be a topic name in this web.
  • Set this to 1 to make the bulk registration overwrite any existing user topics. By default, existing user topics are left alone.
    • Set OVERWRITEHOMETOPICS = 0

Example format

The following should be inserted into your REGISTERTOPIC as a table.
| FirstName | LastName | Email | WikiName | CustomFieldThis | SomeOtherRandomField | WhateverYouLike |
| Test | User | you@example.com | TestUser | A | B | C |

To use this:

  1. Make sure that the Custom fields appear on the UserForm
  2. Copy the above table to your clipboard
  3. Click through and paste this on UnprocessedRegistrations, save the topic and return here.
  4. Click the Bulk register button below
  5. Read UnprocessedRegistrationsLog
  6. When you are ready, use the BulkResetPassword page to assign passwords and notify the users of their new accounts.

Notes:

  1. The first row of the table dictates the heading format and that the fieldnames must be plain, i.e. must not contain bolded entries.
  2. You are responsible for ensuring that the fieldnames appear in the TWiki.UserForm
  3. Only administrators can run this.

 

UnprocessedRegistrations

FirstName LastName Email WikiName LoginName
Tulika Bose tulika@physics.bu.edu TulikaBose tulika
Ulrich Heintz heintz@physics.bu.edu UlrichHeintz heintz
Jim Rohlf rohlf@physics.bu.edu JimRohlf rohlf
Larry Sulak sulak@physics.bu.edu LarrySulak sulak
Arjan Heering Adriaan.Heering@cern.ch ArjanHeering heering
Arno Heister Arno.Heister@cern.ch ArnoHeister heister
Dragoslav Lazic Dragoslav.Lazic@cern.ch DragoslavLazic dlazic
Paul Bohn pbohn@bu.edu PaulBohn pbohn
Eric Hazen hazen@bu.edu EricHazen hazen
S.X. Wu wusx@bu.edu SxWu wusx
Andrew Clough clough@physics.bu.edu AndrewClough clough
Jason St. John stjohn@physics.bu.edu JasonStJohn stjohn
Matt Carleton carleton@cern.ch MattCarleton carleton

-- PhilLawson - 02 Oct 2008

UnprocessedRegistrationsLog

Report for Bulk Register

Registering TulikaBose

  • TulikaBose has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic TulikaBose
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering UlrichHeintz

  • UlrichHeintz has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic UlrichHeintz
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering JimRohlf

  • JimRohlf has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic JimRohlf
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering LarrySulak

  • LarrySulak has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic LarrySulak
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering ArjanHeering

  • ArjanHeering has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic ArjanHeering
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering ArnoHeister

  • ArnoHeister has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic ArnoHeister
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering DragoslavLazic

  • DragoslavLazic has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic DragoslavLazic
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering PaulBohn

  • PaulBohn has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic PaulBohn
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering EricHazen

  • EricHazen has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic EricHazen
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering SxWu

  • SxWu has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic SxWu
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering AndrewClough

  • AndrewClough has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic AndrewClough
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering JasonStJohn

  • JasonStJohn has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic JasonStJohn
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

Registering MattCarleton

  • MattCarleton has been added to the password and user mapping managers
  • Writing topic MattCarleton
  • RegistrationHandler:
    • Using Form Fields

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