Can I add new users without sending it to a specific email-adres? and HOw?

I’m trying to add users for a specific website but want to send the invitation to a big group, without having to fill in an email.

Is this possible? and so yes, how can I do this.

you want to add users for a website in matomo but skip the whole email stuff? makes sense, especially for big groups. as far as i know, matomo kind of requires an email to send the invite. it’s like a mandatory step, you know
unfortunately, there isn’t a built-in step way to bypass this and just add users without emailing. maybe you could use a shared or generic email for this purpose? it’s not the cleanest solution, but might get the job done for your groups

yeah, I thought about that too. I hoped it could be done differently, but if there’s no other solution than that’s how we’ll do it, thanks!

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You could get around this by using the API method UsersManager.addUser sending this as a POST request in a script would allow you to create users without sending an email invite.

You would also have to create a token auth for this to work.

A quick PHP script that would allow you to add a user:


// Matomo API endpoint
$apiUrl = 'https://your-matomo-instance-url/index.php';

// API method to add a user
$apiMethod = 'UsersManager.addUser';

// API token for authentication
$apiToken = 'YOUR_API_TOKEN';

// User details
$userLogin = 'newuser'; //Replace with the username to create
$password = 'newpassword'; // Replace with a more secure method for handling passwords
$email = ''; //Enter the users email address
$alias = 'User Alias'; //The users alias name

// Prepare the API request data
$data = array(
    'module' => 'API',
    'method' => $apiMethod,
    'format' => 'json',
    'token_auth' => $apiToken,
    'userLogin' => $userLogin,
    'password' => $password,
    'email' => $email,
    'alias' => $alias

// Initialize cURL
$ch = curl_init();

// Set the cURL options for the API request
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $apiUrl);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, http_build_query($data));
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

// Execute the API request
$response = curl_exec($ch);

// Check for errors
if (curl_errno($ch)) {
    echo 'Error: ' . curl_error($ch);
} else {
    // Decode the API response
    $responseData = json_decode($response, true);

    // Display the API response
    echo 'API Response: ';

// Close cURL



Thank you! This is a much faster and easier way. Will try this one!