[TYPO3-english] Advise needed – import many FF users

Russel Anderson dkages at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 31 13:23:08 CET 2008


Another easy scenario that I successfully used recently:

(1) Generate random passwords by using a simple formula in your favorite 
  spreadsheet app then convert all user info to CSV;
(2) Import FE users into Typo3 with "rs_userimp";
(3) Send user info with direct_mail (add username+password in 



Katja Lampela wrote:
> I would consider for example:
> 1. Default (same) password for every user and the user has to change the 
> password after the first login
> -> pk_check_default_pass (this is an old extension and don't know if it 
> works, but you might want to check it)
> 2. With for example tc_directmail you can easily send letters to the 
> whole group and make some dynamic fields into the letter (username). I 
> haven't yet installed the new tc_directmail, so I don't know if it is as 
> easy as the older ones.
> There might be a better combination also of 1+2: if there is an 
> extension that generates the passwords automatically in "clear" language 
> and if this password could be generated as a dynamic field also in the 
> newsletter.
> And of course you have to import the csv file with the usernames and 
> emails. There are many options for that too - if you are not comfortable 
> with phpmyadmin db fields importing you can use some extensions: 
> directmail or some csv importing extensions.
> Just to give some ideas :)
> - Katja

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