Nitin Bhui, Bentley Technical Support Group
When we create a new person in any other scope rather than global and try to add user account information in the same scope. eB director throws an error as ‘Could not save the eB account. You may only create User [Accounts] for persons that exist in the ‘Global’ Scope’.
Recommendation: You can create person in any scope, but we highly recommend you create the person in Global scope if you are going to assign user account information in future.
What is the use of creating person in any other scope: You can distribute documents to the person directly. There is no need of creating user account in global if you are only distributing certain information to that person.