Matching Joomla user accounts to Contacts

CiviCRMSome of your contacts will need to be able to log on for various reasons. This article describes how to create Contacts from Joomla users and how to create Joomla user accounts from CiviCRM Contacts.

Create Contacts from Joomla Users

Most importantly, please create a backup of your CiviCRM instance before running this task.

  1. Go to Components > CiviCRM.
  2. Go to Administer > Users and Permissions > Synchronize Users to Contacts.
  3. Click OK.

This will create a CiviCRM Contact for every Joomla User account. It cannot be undone.


Create Joomla user accounts from Contacts

This method will create a Joomla user account that is linked to a CiviCRM Contact.

  1. Go to Components CiviCRM.
  2. Open the Contact record for editing.
  3. Click the menu Actions > Create user button.
  4. Enter a unique username and password.

This will create a Joomla user account with the email address allocated to the Contact.


Thanks for visiting.