How To Create Package of Sitecore Users and Roles?

Friends, as I promised in my last post that you are going to learn few more things from Sitecore journey. So are you ready to learn one more topic about Sitecore? Here you go… Scenario: When your Sitecore project is ready to deploy, how do you move your Sitecore items to stage/live environment? You will say – it’s simple, create package in Sitecore and install on live/stage Sitecore instance. Yes, you are correct. But have you come across a situation where you want to move users from you development Sitecore instance to stage/live Sitecore instance? Well, I have come across such situation and surprisingly I didn’t find how to package users in Sitecore? Then I thought we can move users from development Sitecore instance to stage/live Sitecore instance using serialization feature only. I found that other Sitecore developers are also thinking like me – that we need to serialize users as we cannot package users. Solution: But when I asked this to one of my colleague who is Sitecore Expert (Sheetal Jain – Sitecore MVP), I came to know that Sitecore do have facility to package users/roles. The most surprising thing was – “I have visited that Sitecore window thousands of times, but have never noticed that option to package users/roles” If you have already noticed and used this option, then one like from my-side! If you haven’t, then you will give one like to me for this post πŸ™‚ Follow these steps to package users/roles in Sitecore:

You can select multiple users by holding CTRL (control) key.

After installing Users and Roles package you will find that the passwords of all these users are not working. So you need to set password of these users as well. Please refer below Sitecore knowledge article for transferring passwords of packaged users. https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/242631 Hope this post may help you in your Sitecore Journey!

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