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Adding Users to your Network

Whether you have a network for personal use or manage your company's corporate network, you'd probably want to invite people to your account and join your NetBird network.

There are two ways of adding users to a NetBird account - indirect and direct.

Indirect user invites

This way of adding users is managed by the NetBird system and doesn't require administrator input. It works only for organizations with private domains.

Whenever a new user signs up with a private domain (e.g., @netbird.io), NetBird creates a new account and associates it with the netbird.io organization (domain) automatically. Every consequent user signup with the same @netbird.io domain in their email address will end up under the same organization.

How does it work? Every time a previously unknown user registers at app.netbird.io, the system classifies the domain part of the email. The domain can fall into one of the following categories - public, private, or unclassified. The domains of the private category are the ones that are automatically grouped under the same account. Public domains are the ones of the public email providers like Gmail.

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It might happen (unlikely) that the domain classification system didn't classify your company's domain as private. Our system was unsure about your domain and assigned an unclassified or public category to be on the safe side. Just email us at hello@netbird.io or ping us on Slack to fix this.

Direct user invites

As the name stands, this way of inviting users is straightforward and works through the web UI. To invite a new user, proceed to the Users tab and click the button. A user window will pop up where you can specify the name and email address of the invited user. Optionally, you could select a set of groups with which you want this user to be associated.

The invited users will receive an email invitation that they have to confirm. After logging in to the system, they will join your network automatically.

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If a user already has a NetBird account, you can't invite them. This is a limitation that is likely to be removed in future versions.

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