Is there a way to use an ID provided to members by our organization so that they may enter it (and say their last name) to create a new account by themselves and automatically assign the account to their membership record?
We're importing our membership records from a csv file to our contacts and adding them to the CiviMember data manager, but it is not likely that we'd want to create website user accounts for every member.
Is this possible, or is there a better way for me to handle the membership and user creation on our website? I'm new to CiviCRM and am still trying to get my head wrapped around it. Thanks in advance!
To separate this question from the duplicate question.
Basically, we want to host all membership management using CiviCRM. Some of the members will want to signup for website accounts to manage their information, and some will not (aka our 80+ year old individuals). But since our membership will already be hosted on our website, I want members to assign their membership details to their account automatically by entering in their Membership ID (and say, their last name) which would connect to the "External ID" in the membership record.
Or is there a better way to do this? I'd like to do this automatically, but if there was a way to do the above and manually approve it, that'd work too for the time being.