Users can be managed individually via UI, via API or even synchronized with third-party directory services.
Zammad creates a user for everyone who communicates with the system. That means even customers get their own accounts, even if they don’t use it to log in to Zammad.
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Reference Guide: User Details¶
Most of the attributes you can set on user accounts are self-explanatory. The ones that aren’t are described below.
🕵️ Admins aren’t the only ones who can change these settings.
- 👤 Login
A user’s email and login may differ, but either one can be used to sign in.
- 🔑 Password
Yes, administrators really do have the power to change other users’ passwords.
(Agents do not, though.)
- 🏢 Organization
Organizations are a way to group customers together (usually, members of the same company). This allows you to do things like view all tickets for that company or set up special Triggers that fire only for those customers.
Please note that the organization has to exist before it can be assigned. To add one, go to Manage > Organizations in the Admin Panel.
- 🏤 Secondary Organizations
This option allows you to assign more organizations, in addition to the user’s primary organization.
Secondary organizations behave the same like the primary ones with one exception: Secondaries are not as highlighted like their primaries.
Listings for all organizational tickets are not affected by this. Zammad will mix primary and secondary organization tickets together.
While the number of secondary organizations is not limited directly, you may want to keep this to a reasonable number of organizations.
30-40 organizations at maximum should be good enough.
- 👑 VIP
- 📑 Note
Notes are visible to all staff members, including agents.
😵 Are you using the Note field to keep track of your own “custom” user attributes?
Wish you could add your own fields to the New/Edit User dialog?
You can! To learn more, see Objects.
- ▶️ Active
Disabling this flag is a soft alternative to deleting a user. So what’s the difference?
There is no way to restore a deleted user; inactive users can be reactivated at any time.
When a user is deleted, all their associated tickets are lost, as well; deactivating a user keeps all associated tickets intact.
Inactive users still appear in search results:
The Roles define what users can do in the system. If you need to grant someone privileges to edit the knowledge base or access part of the admin panel, roles are the answer.
- Group Permissions
The Group Permissions define which tickets an agent can work with. If an agent is not receiving notifications for incoming tickets or can’t be assigned to a ticket, you should have a look on the group permissions. Please note that the visibility of the group permission table depends on the role selection. It only shows up, if the selected role has the
ticket.agentpermission and when there is more than one active group in the system.
Top: User’s roles decide what kind of actions they can perform and which groups they belong to. Bottom: Group assignments can alternately be set on a per-user basis.