Create Users

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A company, XYZ Corp, is a global conglomerate with over ten thousand employees, spread across 5 locations. Employee training and enablement is one of the core values of the organization. To ensure that employees are regularly trained and upskilled, XYZ Corp has decided to use Sunbird for its learning and training solution on 3 topics, namely Life Science, eCommerce and Archeology (Indian, Greek, Mayan). Gita is the XYZ Corp’s Sunbird adminstrator and has created the necessary structure (root organization called Archeology and sub-organizations - Indian Archeology, Mayan Archeology and Greek Archeology). She needs to create user(s) within this root organization and assign specific roles such as write research articles, review, publish.


  1. An intialized Sunbird instance with channel

  2. API Key to access Sunbird APIs. To create an API key refer How to generate a Sunbird API key

  3. Software that can make API calls like curl or POSTMAN

  4. Access to User API

  5. The root organization is already created and its channel is readily available

  6. The list of users who need to be populated into the organization alongwith their email addresses. In the absence of an email address, a phone number is a must


For each user to be created, Gita needs to prepare the API request headers and body, as shown in the example below and invoke the API. Upon successful completion, she notes down the userID of each one respectively.

Request Header

Header Type Description Sample
Content-type String Mime type of the request application/json
Authorization String Authorization key received abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890

Request Body

  curl -X POST \ \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Authorization: Bearer abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890' \
-d '{
        "email": "",
        "firstName": "writer01",
        "password": "writer12301",
        "channel": "xyzCorpLifeArcheologyChannel",
        "emailVerified": true

Response Body

    "id": "api.user.create",
    "ver": "v1",
    "ts": "2018-11-12 16:25:43:292+0000",
    "params": {
        "resmsgid": null,
        "msgid": "93cd9372-62aa-43dd-91a0-fe43db2c218b",
        "err": null,
        "status": "success",
        "errmsg": null
    "responseCode": "OK",
    "result": {
        "response": "SUCCESS",
        "userId": "bd25215d-663e-4c78-49ef-4c2331e814cd"

This concludes the topic of creating users in an organization, in a Sunbird instance. Typically, the next activity would be to assign roles to these users, within their organizations.

Concepts Covered

User: These are entities created within an organization, who can login into their Sunbird portal and perform tasks that are specifically assigned to them. Users cannot have the same email ID. In the absence of an email ID, a unique phone number must be provided in the request header and phoneVerified must be set to the boolean value true.

During user creation, if the channel is not provided, Sunbird attempt to create that user in the existing default organization.

Creating Organization

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