Q: What happens if a user isn’t assigned a password in the import file?
A: This depends on several factors. One of the following will happen:
- If a user is authenticating using LDAP or Fedrated Login, this is actually ideal. You should not have PowerSchool Learning passwords active if you are using an alternate method of authentication.
- For the first upload, if a user account is uploaded without a password, the account will be created but the user cannot log in.
- If the "Allow imported users to reset their own password" checkbox is not checked, and the user already has a password uploaded from a previous import, then the user's password will be overwritten and the user will not be able to log in.
- If the "Allow imported users to reset their own password" checkbox is checked, and the user already has a password uploaded from before, then the user's password will be unaffected.
To access the above settings from the domain control: Manage Domain > Settings > Users tab > Password Settings section (see image below).