Create a user account in Drupal 6 programmatically
Looking to do this in Drupal 7? See my updated post on how to Create a user account in Drupal 7 programmatically.
There have been a few situations in which I needed to create a user on a Drupal site based on some action. There are many other situations where this might be necessary so I put together a really quick example of how it can work. The code I have below is based heavily on the Ubercart code that creates new users when they purchase a product on an Ubercart powered Drupal site.
//the user name of the new user $user_name = "example"; //the users email address $email = "firstname.lastname@example.org"; //set up the user fields using a random 8 character password $fields = array( 'name' => $user_name, 'mail' => $email, 'pass' => user_password(8), 'status' => 1, ); //you can give a user roles if necessary based on the role name $fields['roles'] = array('test_role'); //the first parameter is left blank so a new user is created $account = user_save('', $fields); // Manually set the password so it appears in the e-mail. $account->password = $fields['pass']; // Send the e-mail through the user module. drupal_mail('user', 'register_admin_created', $email, NULL, array('account' => $account), variable_get('site_mail', 'noreply@example..com'));
Useful? Let me know what you think.