Users

BlogEngine.NET supports multiple users. Each can write posts, pages etc. Each user is a potential author and in the User admin page you can add new users or delete existing users.

Create new user

To create a new user you must fill in the form fields by providing the username, password and e-mail address of the new user. The username is also used as the author name, so you probably want to use the first or full name of the user. When you have entered the information needed, press the Create User button to complete the creation. Now the new user is able to sign in.

Deleting a user

When you delete a user, any posts that the user authored will still exist and the deleted user will still be listed as the author of the post(s). You can remove the deleted author by editing the blog post and choose another author in the drop down list.

When a user is deleted he/she can no longer sign in and change any settings, but is downgraded to a regular visitor.

Last edited Mar 7, 2009 at 6:35 PM by BenAmada, version 1

Comments

Jay_CodePlex Oct 20, 2015 at 3:55 AM 
I cannot believe that there is no way to reset a users password :( I just moved from wordpress to blog engine. I really blame myself. Request you folks to add a reset user option in the next release.

KFey Feb 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM 
Hi! Not to new to blogengine installed old version for a few customers. But when I try to install the latest version 2.9 worked fine up to access the users link as admin. I get a security error exception. Url look like this .../admin/#/users with a pound sign! Added <trust level="Full" /> called my provider told me full access already given to all. Any clue anyone.

flummery Aug 11, 2011 at 4:16 AM 
Few thoughts on this in version 2.5 RC - When creating a new user the label really should be "Username" instead of "Name" it's super confusing when all the documentation calls it Username but in the app it's Name. Secondly, how come my email address I enter in when Creating a user isn't automatically added into that users profile? Are the two email addresses not related? That would be weird. Lastly, why can you not edit a users Password from their profile page? There is no way to edit a password for an account unless you know the password and can login as them. Their really needs to be a link to the change password page at the very least on the profile page. That's user experience 101, was expecting more from you guys.

MOPO3OB Jul 29, 2011 at 6:00 AM 
I can not remove a single user. Click Tools button -> Delete and get the message "You cannot delete the last user with rights to create or edit users. Grant these rights to another user first before deleting this user". But, user, which I'm trying to delete is not the last and it does not have any rights at all :) But (!), if I create a second administrator (except myself), I can delete other users. Looks like a bug:)

basba Jul 19, 2010 at 3:05 PM 
I am kinda new to this, but how would the new user join or create an account, I could not see any link to that on the front page, can anyone help? or do they have to write me an email and I then would create the account for them?

JimReed Sep 29, 2009 at 6:27 PM 
Better definitions of what each role allows would be useful. It seems to me that "editors" really should be called "authors."

donaldthomps Aug 5, 2009 at 10:03 PM 
I am interested in this, is there any facility for domain trusts to authenticate users?

mogens Apr 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM 
The BlogEngine.Net user providers can be swapped out. http://www.codeplex.com/BlogEngineADRP allows the blog to use the Active Directory users and roles, instead of using its own user database. Useful if you want to leverage the corporate AD infrastructure.