Topic: Pre populating user group

I would like to pre-populate my forum with about 15 users. It will be a closed forum.
Do I just add them into the database, name and email addresss?

Assume I could do that and then they would have to ask for a password to sign on.
Would that work? Or is there something I'm not seeing in the administration part, that
already allows me to do this....  something like "add new users"

Any advise gratefully received.

Re: Pre populating user group