[Catalyst] User management with Catalyst (with email and URLs)

David Schmidt davewood at gmx.at
Thu Aug 26 15:26:30 GMT 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:10 AM, David Schmidt <davewood at gmx.at> wrote:
>> 1) user enters mailaddress and hits submit
>> 2) you generate a digest
>> 3) store digest + mailaddress in model
> I currently collect info and store and then also save the digest.  After
> seeing how much cruft get collected, I'd be tempted now to first send out
> the "invitation" to their email which brings them back to a sign-up form.
>  The invite URL can contain their email, a timeout, and a digest so nothing
> needs to be saved server side.
> --
> Bill Moseley
> moseley at hank.org
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The invite URL could contain a digest of the mailaddress, in the
signup form the mailaddress is checked against the digest and could be
verified that way.
if the digest is generated with a private key it'll  be difficult to forge it.

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