Adding users to your wiki

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Hover over "Wiki" and click on "Administer Wiki"
  3. Click on the "Users" link to bring up an overview of all the users
  4. Click on the "Add new user" button to open a registration page as shown on the image below
  5. Fill in the user information 
  6. Click "Save":

    AddUser.png

Changing a user's password

Changing the password for any user

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Hover over "Wiki" and click on "Administer Wiki"
  3. Click on the "Users" link to bring up an overview of all the users
  4. Click on the name of the user for which you want to change the password (this will take you to the user's profile page)
  5. Click on the "Preferences" tab
  6. Click on the "Change Password" button
  7. Enter the new password twice
  8. Click on the "Update" button

    ChangePassword.png

    Don't forget to notify the user!

Changing the password for the logged in user

To change your own password follow these steps:

  1. Click on your user name in the top right corner of the screen (this will redirect you to your profile) 
  2. Click on the "Preferences" tab 
  3. Click on the "Change password" button
  4. Enter your current password (only needed since XWiki 5.1) and the new password twice
  5. Click on the "Save" button

    ChangeOwnPassword.png

Changing the password security policy

XWiki 11.9 You can define the password security for all the users of the wiki. The policy is defined by some rules available in the Administration > Users & Rights > Registration page. You can specify the minimum length of the password, and if it must contain numbers, lower/upper case characters, and symbol.

password-policy-fields.png

Please note that when the rules are changed, all further password changes must comply with the new rules, but the older password are still all valid.

Editing an existing user

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Hover over "Wiki" and click on "Administer Wiki"
  3. Click on the "Users" link to bring up an overview of all the users
  4. You have two options:
    1. Click the user name for the user you want to edit
      • On the user's profile page click on the small yellow pencil corresponding to the information you want to edit (profile or preferences)
      • Click "Save and View" to save the changes you have made
    2. Click on the small yellow pencil near the user you want to edit (this will open up a lightbox with the main information of that user)
      • Make your modifications and click "Save"
        There is also a link to the complete user profile, where you can proceed as above (first option).

        EditUserProfile.png

Deleting a user

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Hover over "Wiki" and click on "Administer Wiki"
  3. Click on the "Users" link to bring up an overview of all the users
  4. Delete the user by clicking the red "X" corresponding to the user you want to delete (the user will be automatically removed from all the groups it belonged to)
    You won't be able to delete the currently logged in user and you'll need to log-in using other credentials. This is don in order to prevent mistakes.

    DeleteUser.png

Modify the number of users displayed in the list

This is valid as of v3.5 (I think it works on any 3.x version).

You have to edit XWiki.AdminUsersSheet for users. The page contains a line like this:

var ta = new XWiki.widgets.LiveTable("$url", "userstable", callback);

Replace it with:

var ta = new XWiki.widgets.LiveTable("$url", "userstable", callback, {limit: 100});

where 100 is the number of items displayed per page.

Customizing the Registration page

Since XWiki Exterprise 2.2M2 customizing the registration page is done by the "Verified Registration" Page, part of the Administration Application. This provides more features such as captcha and client side validation of user input. For more information about how to configure it, visit the application page.

In order to customize the registration page you must follow these steps:

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Click on the right drawer icon, then click on "Administer Wiki"
  3. Go to "Users & Rights" > "Registration"
  4. Make your modifications and click "Save":

    Registration.png

Be sure to fill in admin's e-mail in Administration -> Configuration -> Email. Otherwise XWiki prior 4.5 won't send verification e-mails while E-mail verification is on.

Enable/Disable User Account

Starting with XWiki 11.6RC1 it is now possible to disable a user account and to enable it back from his/her profile.
A disabled user is able to login but cannot perform any action once logged-in.

Inactive Users

If you configured the registration page to enable the Use Email Verification, then new registered users are by default inactive. The user account is activated by a link on the email. (See more information in Administration Application).

Starting with XWiki 11.6RC1 the inactive users are prevented to get access to most pages of the wiki by default. The page they can get access to can be configured in the configuration.

Prior from that, the Authentication Active Check must be checked in order for inactive users to get access to the wiki.

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Created by Vincent Massol on 2017/09/06
   

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