Users

Users

This article walks you through the user roles available in Coder and creating and managing users.

Roles

Coder offers these user roles in the community edition:

User AdminTemplate AdminOwner
Add and remove Users
Change User roles
Manage Templates
View, update and delete ALL Workspaces
Execute and use ALL Workspaces

A user may have one or more roles. All users have an implicit Member role that may use personal workspaces.

Create a user

To create a user with the web UI:

  1. Log in as a user admin.
  2. Go to Users > New user.
  3. In the window that opens, provide the username, email, and password for the user (they can opt to change their password after their initial login).
  4. Click Submit to create the user.

The new user will appear in the Users list. Use the toggle to change their Roles if desired.

To create a user via the Coder CLI, run:

coder users create

When prompted, provide the username and email for the new user.

You'll receive a response that includes the following; share the instructions with the user so that they can log into Coder:

Download the Coder command line for your operating system:
https://github.com/coder/coder/releases

Run  coder login https://<accessURL>.coder.app  to authenticate.

Your email is:  [email protected]
Your password is:  <redacted>

Create a workspace   coder create !

Suspend a user

User admins can suspend a user, removing the user's access to Coder.

To suspend a user via the web UI:

  1. Go to Users.
  2. Find the user you want to suspend, click the vertical ellipsis to the right, and click Suspend.
  3. In the confirmation dialog, click Suspend.

To suspend a user via the CLI, run:

coder users suspend <username|user_id>

Confirm the user suspension by typing yes and pressing enter.

Activate a suspended user

User admins can activate a suspended user, restoring their access to Coder.

To activate a user via the web UI:

  1. Go to Users.
  2. Find the user you want to activate, click the vertical ellipsis to the right, and click Activate.
  3. In the confirmation dialog, click Activate.

To activate a user via the CLI, run:

coder users activate <username|user_id>

Confirm the user activation by typing yes and pressing enter.

Reset a password

To reset a user's via the web UI:

  1. Go to Users.
  2. Find the user whose password you want to reset, click the vertical ellipsis to the right, and select Reset password.
  3. Coder displays a temporary password that you can send to the user; copy the password and click Reset password.

Coder will prompt the user to change their temporary password immediately after logging in.

You can also reset a password via the CLI:

# run `coder reset-password <username> --help` for usage instructions
coder reset-password <username>

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