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What is this site?

  • This website is Hornbill's new product documentation website and is currently under development.
  • It is intended that all existing and future public-facing documentation we produce will be available to search, browse and share.
  • Hornbill's current documentation is available at Hornbill Wiki but over time this content will be migrated to this documentation site.
  • Please feel free to have a look around at any time.

Why has Hornbill created this site?

  • Hornbill's products have moved on considerably since we introduced it almost 10 years ago. At the time, the MediaWiki tool was sufficient, but we have outgrown it.
  • Our customers are more enterprise focused and more self-sufficient than ever before, so for 2023 and beyond we have established a new documentation platform and team to drive our documentation initiative forwards.
  • We are aiming to deprecate the use of Hornbill Wiki for most Hornbill related documentation.
  • We want to enable our growing partner network with product resources and information, documentation beyond our Wiki approach is required.
  • We could definitely do with some help, and may even pay for some! If you have domain knowledge and would like to help, please check out our Hornbill Docs Contributor Guide and contact the Hornbill docs team at

What will this site be good for?

  • Community contribution will be facilitated, encouraged, and most welcome.
  • High quality documentation, will be kept up to date as rapidly as our products evolve.
  • Real-time content search and discovery.
  • Articles organized into books, books into libraries, creating a more natural and logical structure to our documentation.
  • Legacy API documentation and various other documentation sources will all be consolidated into a single unified documentation system.
  • Documentation available in browser as well as printable/viewable as PDF on demand.
  • Personalized documentation experience, allowing dark/light mode, article subscriptions, social media sharing and other useful features.
  • Almost all publicly available documentation on will be open-source and available to fork on GitHub, allowing customers to derive their own custom documentation around Hornbill products should they wish to.

What is the timeline for this site?

  • We have taken the decision to publish and make available early, there is very little content at this time.
  • As and when we have completed/usable documentation, it will be published here.
  • We have a host of additional features we wish to add over time, so please watch this space.
  • We expect most of our existing documentation should be reviewed/migrated to over the coming months.
  • The documentation project will be ongoing, will continue to expand, evolve and improve day-by-day.

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Operation Information

This operation will create a new User in Active Directory.

Input Parameters

Name Type Description Required Sensitive
GivenName string The Given Name of the new User. Yes No
Surname string The Surname of the new User. Yes No
SamAccountName string The sAMAccountName of the new User. Must be unique within your Active Directory. Yes No
Path string The distinguished name of the OU/Container where you wish to create the User. No No
AccountPassword string The Password for the new User. Yes Yes
DisplayName string The Display Name for the new User. Yes No
Name string The Name of the new User. Must be unique within your Active Directory. Yes No
Server string The Active Directory Domain Services instance to perform the operation against. No No
AccountEnabled boolean Should the account be enabled. Defaults to false. Yes No
PasswordNeverExpires boolean Should the password be set to never expire. Defaults to false. Yes No
Initials string The Initials of the new User. No No
City string The User's City. No No
Company string The User's Company. No No
CountryCode string The User's Company Code. No No
Department string The User's Department. No No
Description string A Description of the new User. No No
EmailAddress string The User's Email Address. No No
EmployeeID string The User's Employee ID. No No
HomeDirectory string The User's Home Directory. No No
HomeDrive string The User's Home Drive. No No
Manager string The User's Managers Identity (distinguished, objectGUID, objectSid or sAMAccountName). No No
OfficeName string The User's Office Name. No No
Phone string The User's Phone Number. No No
PostalCode string The User's Postal Code. No No
ProfilePath string The User's Profile Path. No No
ProxyAddresses string The Proxy Addresses to set against the user. Separated by semi-colon characters. No No
ScriptPath string The User's logon script path. No No
State string The User's State or Region. No No
StreetAddress string The User's Street Address. No No
Title string The User's Title. No No
MiddleName string The User's Middle Name. No No
Groups string Comma-separated list of Groups to add the user to (objectGUID, objectSid or sAMAccountName) No No
AccountExpires string When the account should expire, as a date string in the format YYYY-MM-DD (the expire time will default to 00:00:00 when a date in this format is provided), or a full datetime string in the format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS No No
ChangePasswordAtLogon boolean Should the User be forced to change their password at initial logon. No No
AdditionalAttributes string Semi-colon seperated list of additional attributes to set, in the format key1=value1;key2=value2;keyX=valueX No No

Output Parameters

Name Type Description Required Sensitive
errors string Any errors returned by the operation No No
distinguishedName string The Distinguished Name of the new User. No No
objectGUID string The Object Globally Unique ID of the new User. No No
sid string The Secure ID of the new User. No No
outcome string Outcome of the operation. Can be OK, WARN or FAIL Yes No
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