[pmwiki-users] Self registration
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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