Next, add a user for yourself in the portal. Portal administrative tasks are performed on the Enterprises Admin portlet. Only users who have admin rights can access this portlet.
Adding a New User
Click on the Users tab in the Enterprise Admin portlet. ( This will list the users in the system )
Fill in fields and click Save.
Create a password for your new user to log in with. Click Save. You now have your own user you can log onto the portal.
Adding Roles to a User
To give your user Admin rights or other permissions, you need to assign your user specific roles. Click on the Roles tab in the Enterprise Admin portlet.
Choose the role that you would like to add your user to. Click on the assign icon for Administrator. You will now see a list of all users who have the adminstrator role.
Click on the Available tab and select your user. Then click on the Update Associations button. Your user now has admin rights to the portal.
Now that you've created a new user for yourself, log out of the portal and log in as your new user. You will notice that the portlets you added for the default user are no longer on the screen. You'll need to add the portlets you want back on, and they will be there the next time you log in as the same user. This is because each new user starts off with the same set of portlets. Like just about everything in the Liferay Portal this can be customized to your preference. If you are interested in adding your own organization and location then continue reading. Otherwise feel free to skip ahead to the next section or you can always read the detailed Security and Permissions chapter in the Liferay Portal Users Guide.
Adding an Organization
Select the Organizatons tab in the Enterprise Admin portlet and then click Add.
Fill in your organization's information and click Save. You now have a new organization.
Adding a Location
Select the Locations tab in the Enterprise Admin portlet and then click Add.
Fill in your location's information and click Save. You now have a new location.
Now that you have Organizations and Locations you can add Roles to these groups just like you would with a user.
Adding a Location to an Organization
Select the Organizations tab in the Enterprise Admin portlet and then click the Add Location icon.
Fill in your location's information and click Save. You now have a new location under that organization.
Adding Users to an Organization or Location Group
Click on the Add Users icon for the Organization or Group.
Fill in your User's information and click Save. You now have a new User in the organization or location.
NOTE: You can also move an existing user into a Location or Organization by editing the user and assigning it to an Organization or Location. This can be done in the Users section of the Enterprise Admin portlet. Just select the user you are editing and change its details. Don't forget to Save!
That's it. You now know enough about user administration to manage an entire company. Experiment with the your own user group hierarchies to obtain the kind of organization and permissioning that your application requires.