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Registering Partner Users—Delegated Administration

A delegated administrator using a partner application, such as Siebel Partner Portal, has a position in a partner division. The delegated administrator can only assign to a new partner user a position from those included in the partner organization to which the partner division belongs.

A partner user must have a position in a partner organization to be associated with that organization or to belong to position-based teams, such as opportunity or account teams.

A delegated administrator in a partner company can assign a position to a new partner user from the following sources:

  • Positions that you create internally and associate with the delegated administrator's partner organization
  • Positions created by delegated administrators in the partner organization

A delegated administrator only has responsibilities available for assigning to partner users that your host company associates with the delegated administrator's partner organization. An administrator at your company associates partner organizations with responsibilities using an employee application such as Siebel Partner Manager.

To provide a new partner user with access to the database, a delegated administrator must assign a responsibility when registering the partner user.

To register a new partner user (by a delegated administrator)

  1. Log into a partner application that implements delegated administration, such as Siebel Partner Portal.

    NOTE:  The delegated administrator must have user type Web Delegated Customer Admin.

  2. Choose Site Map > Administration.
  3. In the Explorer, expand the organization in which you will create the partner user.
  4. Click the Users child item to display the users in this organization.
  5. In the Edit User form, create a new record to add a new user. Complete the following fields, then save the record. Use the indicated guidelines.

    Last Name

    Required. Enter any name.

    First Name

    Required. Enter any name.

    User ID

    Required. Enter a simple contiguous user ID, which must be unique for each user. Typically, the user provides this user ID to log in.

    Depending on how you configure authentication, the user may or may not log in with this identifier.


    Optional (required for some authentication implementations).

    Enter a simple contiguous login password. The password must conform to the syntax requirements of your authentication system, but it is not checked for conformity in this form.

    For LDAP/ADSI security adapter authentication, the password is propagated to the user directory. For database authentication, the password is propagated to the database.

    For information about user authentication architectures, see Security Adapter Authentication.


    If you assign multiple positions, the position you specify as Primary is the position the partner user assumes when he or she logs in.


    Pick one or more responsibilities, such as a seed responsibility provided for partner users. If the delegated administrator who creates this user has a value in the New Responsibility field, then that responsibility is assigned to this user by default. For information about the New Responsibility field, see New Responsibility Field for User Record.

    Work Phone #

    Home Phone #

    Work Fax #

    Pager #

    The application interprets digits only in these telephone number entries. The user can enter any separators.

    The new partner user record appears in the Users list.

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