[pmwiki-users] Self registration

Sandy sandy at onebit.ca
Wed Jan 21 12:11:06 CST 2009

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> (2)  it's not clear where this additional information should be
>      stored -- in the SiteAdmin.AuthUser page directly or in
>      individual user profile pages

Currently, the user get to edit his profile page as a regular wiki page. 
It's nice for him to have a page of his own for his profile. However, I 
can see trouble if the user has to edit a wiki page to change his 
password, ID or email. What if he gets the format wrong or misses 
something? It also prevents any authentication, verification, and 

My suggestion is a profile page that the user can edit freely, and make 
  typos, and not quite understand the markup (we all know users like 
that), and a separate page that the user can access only through a form 
that deals with authentication, etc. That protected page could be one 
per user, or one big one.

If not for the extra programming, I'd prefer that the admin have a form 
to edit the passwords/ID/email page. Even though Pm uses easy formats, 
the risks of making a mistake here make me very cautious about editing 
this sort of page.


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