Creating users with duplicate email addresses in Drupal

June 08, 2011

The Drupal admin interface doesn’t allow you to create multiple users with identical email addresses. This is probably a good thing, but recently a client came to me with a requirement for just that.

Someone needed to create two user accounts, but they only had one email address.

All I needed to do was create a new row in the users table, copying the info across from another row, and all was well.