Creating user accounts (Standard UI)

You create new user accounts with the Create User wizard.

Before you begin

Before you create a new user, see Planning user administration.
Tip: You can create and modify users in the Task Focused UI.

About this task

Depending on your permissions and user provisioning configuration, you can copy access from an existing user to a new one. You can also copy access from one existing user to another. For more information, see Modifying user accounts.

Depending on your delegated administrator permissions, you can perform certain functions when you create a user account, such as associating group memberships and assigning roles. For information about which permissions you need for each operation, see Administrator permissions for user-provisioning functions.


  1. Click Administration > Users.
  2. Click Create User.
    Note: If LDAP is configured with your IBM OpenPages® with Watson™ application, a Search field is displayed. This allows you to search for an LDAP user whose information you want to copy to create the new IBM OpenPages user. You can type a user name, first name, last name, or email address into the Search field. Select the LDAP user from the list to access the Create User page. For information about configuring access to an LDAP server, see Configuring LDAP access for user provisioning (Standard UI).
  3. Complete the information on the User Information and Password and Security pages of the Create User wizard.
    When you create user names and passwords, the following rules apply:
    • User names are case-sensitive. For example, MyName and myname would be two unique users.
    • User names can be up to 256 characters.
    • User names can contain alphanumeric characters and any of the following special characters: @-!._/:*\"#%?<>

      To exclude characters, including special characters, from user names, specify these characters in the Illegal Characters setting. For more information, see Exclude characters from user names.

    • Passwords can contain up to 32 characters and cannot contain spaces.
    If LDAP authentication is configured for your IBM OpenPages with Watson application, you can specify how a user is authenticated when the user logs in to OpenPages. Click Authenticate from.
    • If you want the user to authenticate by using OpenPages, select Native.
    • If you want the user to authenticate by using an LDAP server, select the LDAP server from the list. If you do not see any LDAP servers in the list, no LDAP servers are configured for user authentication.
  4. If you have the necessary permissions, you can copy access from another user to determine the starting point for a new user's attributes, such as group memberships, role assignments, and reports access. On the Copy Access From page, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Assign from scratch, and then click Next.
    • Click Select user to copy from.
      • Search for the user that you want to use as source for the copy operation. You can type a user name, first name, last name, or email address to find a user.
      • Click Next. The following pages of the Create User wizard reflect the locale, profiles, group memberships, role assignments, and reports access of the source user. Personal filters are not copied.
    Copy from access
  5. On the Locale and Profile page, you can specify the user's locale, choose one or more profiles to associate with the user, and select a Current Profile.
  6. On the Group Memberships page, perform the following actions to assign group memberships:
    • To select group memberships, click Associate Groups and select the check boxes next to the groups to which you want the user to be a member.
    • To delete group memberships, click the X next to the membership that you want to remove.
  7. On the Role Assignments page, you can view the user's role assignments.

    You can assign roles after the user is created.

  8. On the Reports Access page, you can view the user's reports access.
  9. Click Finish.