I need to create users in code specifying password, email and other fields' values.

How can I achieve this?


Here you go:

$language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getId();
$user = \Drupal\user\Entity\User::create();

// Mandatory.

// Optional.
$user->set('init', 'email');
$user->set('langcode', $language);
$user->set('preferred_langcode', $language);
$user->set('preferred_admin_langcode', $language);
$user->set('setting_name', 'setting_value');

// Save user account.
$result = $user->save();


  • 3
    User::create() also accepts an associative array for the initial values, too (all entities do). – mpdonadio Apr 9 '16 at 19:21
  • How do i check if the username and email is valid before $user>save()? – Strutsagget Nov 15 '16 at 17:23
  • $violations_user = $user->validate(); if ($violations_user->count() > 0) { $violation = $violations_user[0]; drupal_set_message($violation->getMessage(),'warning'); } – Asy Jan 8 '17 at 15:49
  • I want to write this code in custom module. How do I write this in custom module ? – logeshvaran Jun 6 '17 at 14:55
  • how to check if the user already exist in Drupal? Say if userX is none-existing, create user. – John Rey Tanquinco Aug 23 '18 at 5:52

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