EPrints 2.2 Documentation - create_user command


create_user - add a new user to an EPrint archive


create_user archiveid [options] username email usertype [password]


Create a new user to an eprint archive.

This is handy for making the initial admin user at the very least.


The ID of the EPrint archive to add a user to.

The requested username for the new user. If a user with this name already exists then the script will abort with a error.

The email address of the new user.

The type of the new user. The type of a user sets how much they can do in the system. The default EPrints configuration provides 3 types of users:
Normal everyday joe public users.

Editors may approve eprints for addition, browse the submission buffer, and check the archive status.

Administrators may do everything. That's probably what for yourself if you are the person setting up the archive.

The initial password for this user. You don't have to specify it here if you don't want to. It will be encrypted, by EPrints, using UNIX crypt. This should not be a problem unless you are using a different method to authenticate users.

The ID of the EPrint archive to add a user to.


Print a brief help message and exit.

Print the full manual page and then exit.

Be vewwy vewwy quiet. This option will supress all output unless an error occurs.

Explain in detail what is going on. May be repeated for greater effect.

Output version information and exit.


This is part of this EPrints 2 system. EPrints 2 is developed by Christopher Gutteridge.


EPrints Version: 2.2.1


For more information goto http://www.eprints.org/ which give information on mailing lists and the like.

Chris Gutteridge may be contacted at support@eprints.org

Should you need a real world address for some reason, EPrints can be contacted in the real world at

 EPrints c/o Christopher Gutteridge
 Department of Electronics and Computer Science
 University of Southampton
 SO17 1BJ
 United Kingdom


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 EPrints 2.2 Documentation - create_user command