Is there a way to create a front-end form that would allow a user with appropriate privileges (Register users) to register new users?

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What you could try to do, though I don't know if this will work, is use the same form that craft CP uses in the backend. Using Google f12 I managed to find this:

<form id="userform" class="pane" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8" autocomplete="off" data-saveshortcut="" data-saveshortcut-redirect="users/{id}">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="users/saveUser">
<input type="hidden" name="redirect" value="users">
{{ getCsrfInput() }}
//Forms you want user to input
<input type="submit" class="btn submit" value="Save">

The above form is the same form that Craft uses natively to register users so it might work. Obviously, your admins will require the privileges to register users.

  • Good thought. I'll give that a try, thanks. Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 16:35

Definitely doable with a custom plugin.

Your front-end form could be similar to the standard front-end user registration form (https://craftcms.com/docs/templating/user-registration-form), but instead you'd point the form action to your plugin's controller.

From that point, you can do pretty much whatever you want with the POST'd data using Craft's service layer API. i.e. check existing user's permissions, save user, etc.

  • Okay, bear with me. If a non-logged-in user can submit a form to create a new user and all the associated actions that occur as a result, why can't that exact same process be done by a logged-in user (assuming they have the appropriate permissions)? Commented May 5, 2017 at 21:15
  • They can? I feel like maybe I'm not understanding the problem.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 21:32
  • Provided I have turned on "Allow public registration?" in user settings, I can create a user registration form using the example provided in the Craft docs. Using this form, a user who is not logged in can register for an account. Once that form is submitted, the user is sent an activation email. Once they click the link in the activation email, their account is activated and they are automatically assigned to the group specified in the "Default User Group" dropdown in user settings. Commented May 5, 2017 at 22:27
  • I just want to be able to do the same thing, but instead of it being initiated by a not-logged-in user, I want it to be initiated by an admin who has "Register users" permissions. Commented May 5, 2017 at 22:29
  • Right... so your plugin would need to override whatever steps/controller actions of the user registration workflow as necessary. In your case, specifically actionVerifyEmail.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 23:36

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