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From Santiago Gala <sg...@hisitech.com>
Subject Re: Manual approval of new users under jetspeed
Date Mon, 08 Oct 2001 18:05:48 GMT
Chris Kimpton wrote:

>Is there a facility to have a manual approval step in the user
>creation process?
>Would this be an acceptable patch to jetspeed?

>I imagine it would be an optional feature, that is off by default. 
>You'd configure it in the jetspeedresources.properties - perhaps by
>supplying an email address for the approver.
>This would then include the confirmation link, so that the user can
>be authorised - and probably a reject link too.
>In either case, an email would be sent to the user, notifying them of
>the decision.
>Alternatively/additionally this could be done through the user admin
>portlet - with accept/reject links next to each un-approved user.  I
>guess the existing confirm_value column could be used to hold this
>information - pending/accepted/rejected - although a new column would
>probably be the best route.
A new column would require changing the session validation scheme, while 
pending/CONFIRMED/rejected should work (notice the change) with the 
current validator, as it only looks for CONFIRMED in this field.

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