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A Python plugin for OMERO.web

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OMERO.web app to allow anyone to signup for an OMERO account.

Generated usernames are formed from the alphanumeric unicode characters in a user’s first and last names, with a numeric suffix if the username already exists. If OMERO.web is configured to connect to multiple OMERO servers the user account will be created on the default one.


  • OMERO.web 5.6 or newer.
  • Python 3.6 or newer.


This section assumes that an OMERO.web is already installed.

$ pip install omero-signup
$ omero config append omero.web.apps '"omero_signup"'

Required configuration settings:

  • omero.web.signup.admin.user: OMERO admin username, must have permission to create groups and users
  • omero.web.signup.admin.password: Password for OMERO admin username
  • Default group for new users, will be created if it doesn’t exist

Optional configuration settings:

  • If True expand using strftime to enable time-based groups, default disabled
  • Permissions on default group for new users if it doesn’t exist

These configuration settings are untested due to the difficulty of configuring email on a test server:

  • If True send emails to new users with their username and password instead of displaying the password, default disabled
  • Email subject for new-user emails
  • Email body for new-user emails. It should include template strings {username} and {password} that will be substituted with the created user’s username and password.


$ omero config get

Restart OMERO.web in the usual way.

$ omero web restart

New users will be able to sign-up for an account at

Release process

Use bumpversion to increment the version, commit and tag the repo.

$ bumpversion patch
$ git push origin master
$ git push --tags


OMERO.signup is released under the AGPL.

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