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Uploading multiple users

Use the Users tool to upload externally created users from within a comma-separated (CSV) file.
When initially setting up the accounts for your users, it can be time consuming to create multiple users individually. Alfresco Community Edition lets you create these users by uploading a file that contains the list of all your users. The file needs to contain the names and other details, separated by commas.
You can create this file, either from a text file or from a Microsoft Office spreadsheet. You need to create the file using named headings and the following order:
User Name,First Name,Last Name,E-mail Address,,Password,Company,Job Title,Location,Telephone,Mobile,
Skype,IM,Google User Name,Address,Address Line 2,Address Line 3,Post Code,Telephone,Fax,Email

You don't need values for all the headings for each users. For example, the following sample shows the content of a CSV file using Microsoft Excel:

Note: If the value for Password is blank, then the user will get a random password, and it will be disabled. For the password to be enabled, the administrator must set a password for that user.
Save the file as a .csv file, which you can then upload.
  1. Click Admin Tools, and then click Users.

    You'll see the User Search page.

  2. Click Upload User CSV File.
  3. Locate and upload the CSV file:
    1. Click the Select file(s) to upload icon.

    2. Browse for the CSV file containing the users.

      The CSV file has an extension of .csv.

    3. Select the file, and then click Open.

    4. Click Upload File(s).

    The users from the CSV file are uploaded and you see the Upload Results page showing the list of user names and status. An email will be sent to the user informing them of their new user account.

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