Create an Administrator User

Looking how to create an Administrator User in Magento 2, but not from the Magento Admin area? Magento 2 has implemented a CLI command for that. Let's check it out!

As is well known, Magento 2 provides Command Line Interface (CLI) which is really useful giving us the ability to perform a lot of tasks. One of these tasks is to create an administrator user. To have a look to all available CLI commands you can easily type the following command in your terminal from the Magento 2 root directory

php bin/magento

if you executed the above command you could see that in the list there is also a command for implementing admin user creation. So to create an administator user just execute the following command

php bin/magento admin:user:create --admin-user="admin" --admin-firstname="Admin" --admin-lastname="Admin" --admin-email="" --admin-password="admin123"

Having a look on the parameters

--admin-firstname Magento administrator user's first name

--admin-lastname Magento administrator user's last name

--admin-email Magento administrator user's e-mail

--admin-user Magento administrator user name

--admin-password Magento administrator user password

Having a look to all available parameters you can execute the following command

php bin/magento admin:user:create --help

You can also use the above command to update an admin user. If you’re updating an administrator, only the first name, last name, and password can be updated.

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Till next time!