I wanted to check with you if by "disabling" an user I am removing his ability to log on to the system. I need to revoke access temporarily to different users (or groups) and wanted to know if there is anything I should consider before doing so.

Thanks,Disabling an User

  • Yes, disabling a user will stop them from logging in. You can enable them back later on.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Jan 27, 2015 at 16:01
  • How can we disable users using core service ? we have a around 1000 users.we have a requirement to disable users for a short time and enable it after some time.Could you please help me. Jul 8, 2017 at 13:27

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Two things spring to mind (I'm sure there are more!):

  1. You need to be careful that by disabling users that you do not 'block' items that are going through Workflow. This may be a problem if, for example, you disable all of the users in a particular group that are needed to approve content.

  2. You may also need to keep in mind that although you have disabled a user, they may still have items in the publishing queue that we scheduled to publish at an earlier date.

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    Awesome! I am also aware of "checked-out" items by those users. Thanks Jan 27, 2015 at 16:15

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