- Go to
- Click “New message”
- Enter an email address which isn’t linked to any existing user
- Type and send a message.
This sends an email and creates a staged user.
- From the admin panel, activate the user.
a. In my case, my site requires approval of new accounts, so I also had to approve the user. Not sure how universal this is.
- User receives email:
You’ve been approved on …
A staff member approved your account on …
You can now access your new account by logging in at:
- User goes to url as instructed in the email.
User is able to log in
At the log in dialog, entering their email address and using “Skip the password; send me a login link” results in “No account matches …”.
Clicking “Forgot my password” then “Reset password” results in “No account matches …”
The user can create a new account with that email address, but (in my testing at least) this sets them back to being unactivated and sends a “Confirm your new account” email. Which is not what you’d expect after they’ve already been told “You’ve been approved”…