Determine who can create accounts (visitors or administrators)

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Description: 
Determine who can create user accounts.
Overview: 

This lesson explains how to configure user registration. You can set up your site to

  • allow anyone to create an account
  • allow anyone to create an account but require email verification before the account becomes active
  • allow anyone to request an account but require site administrator approval
  • only allow site administrators to create user accounts.
Prerequisites: 
  • Have an installation of Drupal 8 or Drupal 7
Steps: 

1. Log into your site as an administrator (user 1 or a user with "Administer users" permission)





2. Go to Administration -> Configuration -> People Account -> Account settings





3. Scroll down to Registration and Cancellation and select one of the options under "Who can register accounts?"




4. If you want to require email verification, check the box next to "Require e-mail verification when a visitor creates an account."