Creating users

You can create a user and add the user as a member in a project area or a team area. When creating a user, you assign a name, user ID, email address, repository groups, and client access licenses to the user. Optionally, you can add a photo of the user. Regardless of where you create the user, the user resides in the repository and is available to be added to any project area or team area in the repository.

Before you begin

You must belong to the JazzAdmins repository group to perform this task. If the server is configured with a directory service (external registry service) that is not writeable, you cannot create users; in this case, you can only import users.


  1. Open the Overview page in the project area editor or the team area editor:
    • For a project area, right-click the project area in the Team Artifacts view and click Open.
    • For a team area, expand a project in the Team Organization view, right-click a team area and click Open.
  2. At the Members list, click Create.
  3. In the Create or Import Users window, click Create a new user. Click Next.
  4. Type a name, user ID, and email address for the new user. Optional: navigate to a photograph of the user and add it. Click Next.
  5. Assign one or more of the following repository groups to the user:
    • JazzAdmins: Administrators of a Jazz® repository with full read-write access.
    • JazzGuests: Users with read-only access to the Jazz repository.
    • JazzProjectAdmins: Administrators of a Jazz Repository with specific permissions to create and modify project areas, team areas, and process templates
    • JazzUsers: Users with regular read-write access to the Jazz repository.
  6. Click Next and assign one or more client access licenses to the user.
    For information about client access licenses, see the related concepts.
  7. Click Finish and click Save in the project area or the team area editor.


After adding users to a team, you are prompted to send an invitation to the new members to join the project area or team area. The invitation is sent in email and can include the repository name, user ID and name, project area, and team area. Depending on your team process, after accepting the invitation, new users receive new work items to guide them through common team tasks, such as setting up instant messaging, finding work items, and creating a repository workspace.