Create new users

Now that our organization is ready, it’s time to start inviting new users!

In Parsec, inviting a user is a critical operation that aims at building trust toward an unknown user the inviting using has vouched for. For this reason the operation requires both the invitee and inviting users to be connected to the Parsec server at the same time.

Invite step

Inviting a user is done from the Parsec client:

User invitation process

Once started the invitation is pending (note you can cancel it though) and an invitation URL and token are displayed. Those URL and token should be provided to the invitee.

It’s also during this step that is chosen if the invitee will have administrator rights over the organization. Make sure to double check this as you won’t be able to change that later!

Warning

User invitation URL and token should be provided to the invitee by two different means of communication (i.g. URL sent by email and token by phone).

This is important to ensure protection against man-in-the-middle attack.

Note

Only an administrator of the organization can invite a new user

Claim step

From the invitee user’s computer, clicking on the invitation URL should open up Parsec client:

User claim process

That’s it! The invitee user’s Parsec client has been configured and is ready to log in.

Note

  • If clicking on the URL doesn’t work, you can also use the Enter a URL manually dialog.

  • The inviting user will also be notified of the successful claim.