With Self-Registration enabled, you can allow new Consumer users to register for the main library or a single portal without an Administrator.

To set up Self-Registration, first, navigate to the Settings and select the Users & Groups tab, followed by the Self-Registration sub-tab.

From here, Self-Registration can be enabled or turned off by checking the box.

New users will need to validate themselves before having access to the account. There are three ways for them to do this:

1) Email Domain

New users with a specified domain in their email address will be able to register on their own (for example, entering "canto.com" will allow any email address with that domain access per your Self-Registration settings).

2) Invitation Code

Administrators can distribute an invitation code through email or a secure messaging channel. New users will be prompted to enter the code when they try to register. Invitation codes are automatically generated, they cannot be customized.

Note: Email Domain and Invitation Codes may be used at the same time for Self-Registration.

3) Access Request

Setting this option will allow Administrators to review requests to either the Main Library or a Portal before granting access to the application. Requesters will be prompted to fill out their First Name, Last Name, Email, Display Name, and a comment. The admins get an email notification when a request is made. 

Note: An admin MUST approve a request for the user to gain access to Canto. Access Requests can be managed from the Users page. 

The Self-Registration function can be set to expire after a certain date. Enter the date in the bottom field to set the expiration date. Some other features include:

  • A future date be set for registrations
  • Set the role of the users who will be registering
  • Select the groups for the users who will be registering

The Self-Registration form can be customized.

The fields already defined will populate at the bottom, and additional fields can be added.

To create a new field, enter a Field Name, Description, decide whether it is mandatory to fill and select the Field Type. Once ready, click Add.

You can even provide language translations for your Custom Fields by selecting the En icon.

In the dialog box select the language the translation will be for, type in the translated field, a description, and click "Save." The translation will appear when a user selects that language when registering for an account.

The fields which are available can be moved up/down, edited, and deleted.

Move up/down-



First Name, Last Name cannot be moved up/down

First Name, Last Name, Email and Comments fields are required and cannot be deleted.

First Name, Last Name and Comment Field Names/Descriptions can be renamed.

Once all changes have been made, be sure to click Save on the top right.

For instructions on how new Consumer users can register themselves, please refer to this help article.