How to Create Customer  in Magento 2 Programmatically?

Magento 2 customer accounts are mostly created on the frontend by customers themselves. However, there may be cases when store managers need to create customer accounts from the admin panel.

Nonetheless, creating customer accounts manually may be time-consuming if you need to create a few. Thus, it may be more convenient to create customer in Magento 2 programmatically.

It's exactly what you'll learn today.

Create Customer Using Dependency Injection

To begin with, you can create a customer programmatically using the dependency injection method. Just use the code below:



namespace Vendor\Module\Model;

use Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface;
use Magento\Customer\Api\Data\CustomerInterfaceFactory;
use Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerRepositoryInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Encryption\EncryptorInterface;

class CreateCustomerService
* @var StoreManagerInterface
protected $storeManager;

* @var CustomerInterfaceFactory
protected $customerFactory;

* @var CustomerRepositoryInterface
protected $customerRepository;

* @var EncryptorInterface
protected $encryptor;

 * @param StoreManagerInterface $storeManager
 * @param CustomerInterfaceFactory $customerFactory
 * @param CustomerRepositoryInterface $customerRepository
 * @param EncryptorInterface $encryptor
public function __construct(
  StoreManagerInterface $storeManager,
  CustomerInterfaceFactory $customerFactory,
  CustomerRepositoryInterface $customerRepository,
  EncryptorInterface $encryptor
  $this->storeManager     = $storeManager;
  $this->customerFactory  = $customerFactory;
  $this->customerRepository = $customerRepository;
  $this->encryptor = $encryptor;

 * @return bool
 * @throws \Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException
 public function execute(): bool
  // Get Website ID
  $websiteId  = $this->storeManager->getWebsite()->getWebsiteId();

   // Instantiate object (this is the most important part)
   $customer   = $this->customerFactory->create();

   // Preparing data for new customer
   $customer->setFirstname("First Name");
   $customer->setLastname("Last name");

   $hashedPassword = $this->encryptor->getHash('MyNewPass', true);

   // Save data
   try {
      $this->customerRepository->save($customer, $hashedPassword);
   } catch (\Exception $e) {
      //log the error
      return false;

   return true;

Create Customer Using Object Manager

The object manager method is another option for you to consider. Though seemingly more straightforward, object manager tends to hide the real dependencies of the class. So, we suggest not using it directly.


use Magento\Framework\App\Bootstrap;

require 'app/bootstrap.php';
$bootstrap = Bootstrap::create(BP, $_SERVER);
$objectManager = $bootstrap->getObjectManager();
$state = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Framework\App\State');

$storeManager = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface');
$storeId = $storeManager->getStore()->getId();

$websiteId = $storeManager->getStore($storeId)->getWebsiteId();

try {
    $customer = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Customer\Api\Data\CustomerInterfaceFactory')->create();
    $email = '';
    $customer->setFirstname("test first");
    $customer->setLastname("test last");
    $hashedPassword = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Framework\Encryption\EncryptorInterface')->getHash('MyNewPass', true);

    $objectManager->get('\Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerRepositoryInterface')->save($customer, $hashedPassword);

    $customer = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Customer\Model\CustomerFactory')->create();
} catch (Exception $e) {
    echo $e->getMessage();

There you go! You can choose the method you're most comfortable working with and create customers in Magento programmatically much faster.

Once you create the customers, you might also need to create customer groups programmatically and assign customers to them.