Enable self-registration in a launchpad

In this topic, you learn how to enable self-registration in a launchpad for users. Administrators can restrict self-registration to selected host domains. Users with an email address of a specified domain can request an activation code to log into the launchpad.

Self-registration reduces administrative efforts. This applies, for example, when you deploy a launchpad to a great number of users, or to users in different countries and time zones.

In this task, you perform the minimum steps to enable self-registration. For more information on how to create a launchpad, see Add a new launchpad.



  1. In the Cockpit, go to Settings and click System Settings.

  2. Navigate to the Emailing tab and click Edit.

  3. In SMTP Host enter the URL to the SMTP server.

  4. In the Cockpit, go to Administration and click Launchpad.

  5. From the Launchpad table, select the launchpad you want to enable self-registration for.

  6. In the General tab, go to the External Users section, and make the following entries:

    Allow self-registration of users

    Activate the checkbox.

    Email pattern

    Define which host domains are allowed for self-registration: @exampledomain.com

    Assign Roles

    From the Role dialog, select all roles you want to assign to new users, then click Select.

    Assign Departments

    From the Group dialog, select all groups you want to assign to new users, then click Select.

    Assigning roles or groups helps distinguish between different user groups. For example, you can assign a role with read-only access to self-registered users and assign a different role to users who used another registration method.
    Activation Code Email

    From the Email Template dialog, select the email template that contains the activation code.

  7. Click Save.


  • You have enabled self registration in a launchpad.