With Self-Registration enabled, you can allow new Consumer users to register for the main library or a single portal without an Administrator.

To set up Self-Registration, first navigate to the Settings and select the Users & Groups tab, followed by the Self-Registration sub-tab.

From here, Self-Registration can be enabled or turned off by checking the box.

New Consumer users will need to validate themselves before having access to the account. There are three ways for them to do this:

1) Email Domain

New users with a specified domain in their email address will be able to register on their own (for example, entering "canto.com" will allow any email address with that domain to become a Consumer).

2) Invitation Code

Administrators can distribute an invitation code through email or a secure messaging channel. New users will be prompted to enter the code when they try to register. Invitation codes are automatically generated, they cannot by customized.

Note: Email Domain and Invitation Codes may be used at the same time for Self-Registration.

3) Access Request

Setting this option will allow Administrators to review requests to either the Main Library or a Portal before granting access to the application. Requesters will be prompted to fill out their First Name, Last Name, Email, Display Name and a comment. The admins get an email notification when a request is made. 

Note: An admin MUST approve a request for the user to gain access to Canto. Access Requests can be managed from the Users page. 

The Self-Registration function can be set to expire after a certain date. Enter the date in the bottom field to set the expiration date.

To save all changes, click Save at the bottom of the screen.

Remember: Self-Registration is for Consumers only. New Administrator and Contributor users will still need to be added to your account by an Administrator.

For instructions on how new Consumer users can register themselves, please refer to this help article.