Phew! That was a lot to take in for one chapter.
The first part of this chapter demonstrated the different ways Moodle provides to manage users. We first looked at what information is stored for each user account and how their profiles can be extended. We then performed several standard manual and bulk user actions before dealing with cohorts.
In the second part, we dealt with different types of user authentication, namely internal, external, service providers (via OAuth 2), and system. Due to the variety and complexity of authentication methods, we covered prominent plugins in more detail than others.
Authentication has become a complex topic, and we only touched upon methods supported in Moodle core. Other methods such as Microsoft Azure AD or Open ID as well as mechanisms such as two-factor authentication, one-time passwords, and user key authentication are beyond the scope of this already packed chapter and are catered for via plugins at moodle.org/plugins/?q=type...