Create a User

Introduction:

The User Management screen allows the Agency System Administrator to create additional user account profiles*, update, and enable/disable Agency Users. Agency System Administrators have the ability to read/write to their respective Agency User’s Profiles and assign User Privileges.

The Agency System Administrator controls and monitors Government Users for their respective Agency’s end-users. The System User is implemented, maintained, and controlled by the FPDS System Administrator. The Public User is created in FPDS upon registration. The Public User is monitored and maintained by the FPDS System Administrator. User Types are defined in the following three categories.


*System Administrators have the ability to create additional user profiles for Government users requiring roles within an additional Activity Address Code (AAC) than those already assigned to the current user profile.

Steps:

Note: Data fields in bold indicate mandatory information.

  1. From the Navigation screen, under 'System Administration', click 'Users'.

  2. Click new.

  3. FPDS will display a User Information screen that coincides with the user type you select. Click the appropriate user type:

  1. Enter data in the User Information' section.

If entering data for a Government or Public User:


If entering data for a System User:


  1. Determine whether the user has the right to login to the web interface by placing a check in the 'Is Logon User' checkbox. If the 'Is Logon User' box is not checked, the user will not be able to login to the web interface. The User ID will only be accepted for batch transactions.

  2. For Government or Public Users, enter data in the 'Personal Information' section.


**The Email Address should be the same email address as the user’s Login.gov account.

  1. Determine whether the user should receive email notifications by placing a check in the 'Receive Email Notification' checkbox. If the 'Receive Email Notification' box is not checked the user will not receive notification on batch transactions.  

  2. Enter the remaining User Information fields based on user type.

If entering data for a Government User:


If entering data for a Public User:


If entering data for a System User:


  1. Click .

  2. Click .

  3. Click the Privileges on the left that you want the new user to have.  If you select the Role, all the sub-privileges will automatically be copied.

    Note: If the user will be approving documents, you must add the IsComplete privilege to the user account or they will not be able to do so.

  4. Click to copy the selection from the 'Privileges Available' to the 'Current Privileges' side.

  5. Click .