User—create new or edit existing local user

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Use this page to create or modify a local user only. CloudBees CD/RO supports two kinds of user accounts: Those defined externally in an LDAP or Active Directory system, and local users defined in this CloudBees CD/RO server. Local users are not visible outside CloudBees CD/RO.

We recommend using external accounts whenever available, but you may need to create local users if you do not have a shared directory service or if you need special accounts to use for CloudBees CD/RO only.

To create a new local user

Enter information into the fields as follows:

Field Name Description

User Name

Name of the user account to be used for login

Real Name

User’s real (given) name


User’s email address


List of groups to which this user will belong— type one group per line


List of personas that apply to this user— type one persona per line


User’s password

Click OK to save the new local user data.

If you do not assign a password when creating the user, the user cannot log into CloudBees CD/RO. You can use this mechanism while you are setting up the user account. Once the user account is fully set up, you only need to assign a password.

To edit an existing local user

  • You may highlight and re-enter any previously entered user information.

  • If you leave the password fields blank and click OK, the existing password remains unchanged.

  • To change the user’s password, enter the new password for the user and also enter the current admin password.

Click OK to save the modified user data.

Use this page to modify user properties or assign Custom User Properties. Select the Create Property, Create Nested Sheet or Access Control links to set the properties you need.

To configure your existing LDAP and Active Directory account repositories to communicate with CloudBees CD/RO click the Administration > Directory Providers tabs.