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Method name Description
addUserToGroup Method to add a user to a group.
getUserGroups Method to get a list of groups a user is in.
removeUserFromGroup Method to remove a user from a group.
setUserGroups Method to set the groups for a user.
activateUser Method to activate a user
getUserId Returns userid if a user exists
getCryptedPassword Formats a password using the current encryption.
getSalt Returns a salt for the appropriate kind of password encryption. Optionally takes a seed and a plaintext password, to extract the seed of an existing password, or for encryption types that use the plaintext in the generation of the salt.
genRandomPassword Generate a random password
getProfile Gets the user profile information


jimport( 'joomla.user.helper' );


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