Create a user

Creates a user on your account. You determine the new user's account access by setting it to restricted or unrestricted and by defining its grants. After completion, the API sends a confirmation message containing password creation and login instructions to the user's email address.

Note. This operation can only be accessed by account users with unrestricted access.

Parent and child accounts

In a parent and child account environment, the following apply:

  • A parent account user can create new parent account users.

  • A child account can update the child account parent user (proxy user) to unrestricted. This gives the proxy user access to create new child account users.

  • A child account user can create new child account users.

  • You can't create a proxy user. The proxy user in a child account is predefined when you initially provision the parent-child relationship.

linode-cli users create \
  --username example_user \
  --email \
  --restricted true


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