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This function is used in Python Scripting.


Creates a new user object. The user will not be added to the user source until addUser is called.

Client Permission Restrictions

Permission Type: User Management

Client access to this scripting function is blocked to users that do not meet the role/zone requirements for the above permission type. This function is unaffected when run in the Gateway scope.


system.user.getNewUser(userSource, username)

  • Parameters

String userSource - The name of the user source in which to create a user.

String username - The username for the new user. Does not check if username already exists or is valid.

  • Returns

User - The new user, as a User object. Refer also to the PyUser class.

  • Scope

Gateway, Vision Client, Perspective Session

Code Examples
Code Snippet
# Get new user.
userToGet = system.user.getNewUser("AcmeWest", "mTrejo")

# Add some contact info.
contactInfo = {"email":"","sms": "5551234"}
userToGet.set("password", "mypassword")

# Adds a user to the the AcmeWest usersource.
system.user.addUser("AcmeWest", userToGet)
Code Snippet
 # Util for printing the responses.
def printResponse(responseList):
    if len(responseList) > 0:
        for response in responseList:
            print "", response
        print " None"
# Make a brand new 'blank' user. Not saved until we, well, save.
username = event.source.parent.getComponent('Text Field').text
user = system.user.getNewUser("", "myAwesomeUser")
# Let's fill in some fields. Note we have two ways to access property names.
user.set("firstname", "Naomi")
user.set(user.LastName, "Nagata")
user.set("password", "1234567890")
# We can add contact info one at a time. Up to the script user to make sure the type is legit.
user.addContactInfo("email", "")
# We can add a lot of contact info.
contactInfo = {"email":"","sms": "5551212"}
# We can delete contact info. Only deletes if both fields match.
user.removeContactInfo("sms", "5551212")
# We can add a role. If the role doesn't already exist, user save will fail, depending on user source.
# We can add a lot of roles.
roles = ["Administrator", "Operator"]
# We can remove a role.
# We can add a schedule adjustment too.
date2 =
date1 =
user.addScheduleAdjustment(date1, date2, False, "An adjustment note")
# We can make a bunch of adjustments and add them en-masse.
date3 =, -4)
adj1 = system.user.createScheduleAdjustment(date3, date2, True, "Another note")
adj2 = system.user.createScheduleAdjustment(date3, date1, False, "")
user.addScheduleAdjustments([adj1, adj2])
# and we can remove a schedule adjustment. All fields must match.
user.removeScheduleAdjustment(date1, date2, True, "Some other note")
# Finally need to save our new user and print responses.
response = system.user.addUser("", user)
warnings = response.getWarns()
print "Warnings are:"
errors = response.getErrors()
print "Errors are:"
infos = response.getInfos()
print "Infos are:"

system user getNewUser, user.getNewUser