[thelist] setting up users for Plone

chris lists at semioticpixels.com
Mon Feb 11 21:16:01 CST 2008

Hey Bruce,
1. your email needs to be configured before setting up new users (go  
to "Site Setup" => "Mail" and fill in  your smtp info

2. when you log in as admin, go to "site setup" and look at the  
options below "Plone Configuration"
You need to click on "Users and Groups" then click the "add new user"  
button and fill out the fields.

3. The new account will  need to be validated by the new user via the  
link sent to the new user email address

Even though the plone book has been marked as outdated, the concepts  
it covers about how plone works are still worth reading the book


On Feb 11, 2008, at 6:29 PM, Bruce Gilbert wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2008 12:58 PM, John DeStefano <john.destefano at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Hi Bruce,
>> 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 /
>> prefs_users_overview
>> 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/
>> source_users/manage_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
>> this.
> I set up the user name password in the plone controller as an
> emergency user, but when I login, I get an error. I didn't see where
> you could add a new user under the Plone interface. I only see a tab
> for users, but adding a new user isn't an option :-(
> Time  	2008/02/11 21:20:41.902 US/Central
> User Name (User Id) 	webguync (None)
> Request URL 	http://localhost/front-page/document_view
> Exception Type 	AttributeError
> Exception Value 	portal_groups
>>> 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.
>> ~John
> actually ease of use as far as administering and configuring and
> altering the templates, and modules.
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