Manual accounts

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  • Location: Administration>Site Administration>Plugins>Authentication>Manage authentication.
  • Manual authentication is enabled by default in Moodle and requires the administrator to manually create all the user accounts.

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Password expiry settings

An administrator can specify an expiry time for passwords and when to notify users of the imminent expiry by enabling the setting in Site administration>Plugins>Authentication>Manual accounts.

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Locking user fields

  • The settings page in Administration>Site Administration>Plugins>Authentication>Manual accounts allows for certain fields to be "locked". Users are not allowed to change the locked fields.

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Adding a new user

This may be done on an individual basis in Administration>Site Administration>Users>Accounts> Add a new user

Adding users in bulk

This may be done via a text file upload in Administration>Site Administration>Users>Accounts> Upload users