Create a New User

A user can be an administrator in the system or a visitor to a portal. Adding someone as a user gives them a username and a password (or other credential), and enables them to be be targeted with personalized content or included in Delegated Administration or Visitor Entitlement roles.

Note: If you are using an external authentication provider to store users and groups (one that is not the default LDAP provider built in to WebLogic Server), and you want to add a user to that provider, the provider may be configured to prevent user creation from an outside tool such as the WebLogic Administration Portal. To see whether or not the external authentication provider you are using supports user creation, see View Security Provider Properties. If the User Editor field for the authentication provider shows "No," you cannot create a user for that provider with the WebLogic Administration Portal. You must create the user directly in that provider.

To create a new user:

  1. In the Users & Groups tool, select an authentication provider from the "Browse User-Groups from" field.
  2. In the resource tree, select "everyone (All Users)" to create a user without assigning the user to a group, or select a group to which you want to add the user. (If you do not see a list of groups, see the Notes below.)
  3. Select the Add Users tab.
  4. Click Create New User.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, enter the name of the new username and a password.
  6. Click Create New User.

Notes: If a list of groups is not displayed, make sure you have built a group hierarchy tree for the authentication provider. If after that you still do not see a list of groups, the authentication provider probably does not allow read access (see View Security Provider Properties to find out). However, you can activate a text field for group name entry for authentication providers that do not allow read access.

If you are using an RDBMS authentication provider, be aware of case sensitivity when looking up groups. For example, group "Managers" is different than group "managers.

You can also create users in the WebLogic Server Administration Console.

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