Simple User Management

This module provides a way to let clients easily approve users as well as grant them particular roles such as site editors assigning editor role to other new users (but avoiding editors granting or gaining administrator access). The module provides quick access operations from the people list to approve and delegate roles.

It uses the excellent Role Delegation module under the hood for delegating roles and provides it's own simple interface for approving users without the need for the 'administer users' permission.

Typical use case

You want to provide a very simple interface to let your client manage site editors and authors but want to avoid your clients gaining administrator access. You may have opened up registration with approval and want your client to be able to approve users (eg, a new colleague) and grant them a particular role.


To install this module:

  1. place it in your modules folder and enable it on the modules page.
  2. grant the desired role (such as 'editor') 'view user information' permission via admin > people > permissions.
  3. grant the desired role (such as 'editor') the desired role delegation permissions such as delegating the 'editor' and 'author' role, avoiding allowing delegation of the administrator role to keep your site safe.
  4. go to admin > structure > views and set the permission of the view to be 'view user information' and save the view.
  5. optionally add a quicklink or add the admin > people to a menu location that your non-admin role (such as 'editor') can access

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Supporting organisations

Development and maintenance of this module is sponsored by Fat Beehive

Supporting organizations: 
Fully sponsored initial and continued development and maintenance

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