[thelist] setting up users for Plone

John DeStefano john.destefano at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 12:58:53 CST 2008

Hi Bruce,
"Bruce Gilbert" <webguync at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I recently downloaded and installed the open source CMS plone and have
> it running on my local host server on Windows Vista. I am trying to
> figure out how to add a username/password and cannot seem to find
> where that is done. I don't remember setting up a user name and PW
> when installing but it seems you need one to get past the opening
> interface.

Two ways:
1) through Plone's interface: in Site Setup, go to Users and Groups  
and click Add New User.  Or go directly there with the URL / 
2) through the ZMI interface: in acl_users, go to source_users and  
click Add a user.  Or go directly there with the URL /acl_users/ 
Note: if the username/password is going to be for Plone, and not for  
its underlying Zope, I would recommend always using option 1) to do  

> on a related not, does anyone have any thoughts on Plone as far as
> ease of use and the learning curve?

Ease of use, for users, I assume?  It's nice for users once it has  
been set up properly, but this takes a considerable amount of time,  
effort, and knowledge on the part of the admin.  As far as  
administration: it does some nice things out of the box, but if you  
ever need it to do anything more, it can be nightmare-ish.  I've been  
using and administering Plone sites for almost two years, and I've run  
into quite a bit of difficulty.  Let me know if you need help.


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