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Figure 16-1. Choosing an authentication plug-in

If you are using email-based self-registration and a user has a problem confirming his account, you can confirm his account for him by clicking the confirm link opposite his name. You can also search for a particular user, using her name or email address as the search term, and then edit her profile. You will need to do so in order to reset user passwords if users are unable to log in. Another reason for editing a user’s profile is to disable her email address if you are receiving lots of undelivered mail! If you want to temporarily disable an account (i.e., prevent a user from logging in to Moodle), you can do so by editing the user’s profile page and changing the authentication method to “No login.”

Add a new user The “Add a new user” page allows you to manually create a new user account. The form to add a new user looks just like the new user profile page in Chapter 2 that you used to create your own account. If you create a test account, you can use a made-up email address. You can always create new accounts manually, regardless of which authentication method you are using.

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