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    user self registration

    I have been struggling with this for some time. I want a user to be able to add himself to a customer table and to users and groups. The goal a comprehensive completely automated self registration sequence

    Adding a customer through a grid component is easy.

    I also created the add web user dialog component in the help that was a little harder. This example allows a user to choose his own group. I would choose administrator. How about you? This I suspect can be modified to a hidden assigned group. How to accomplish this would be helpful.

    I also figured out how to code a designated redirect page rather than using a dynamic drop down box of available pages. That was a one liner that took many hours. It should have been included in the tutorial which would have been a two liner.

    Now the answer I need. How do you take the customer ID field and populate the external user ID field in security? Can the add user dialog component be used to accomplish this while adding user ID and password?

    I searched the posts for this but found more questions than answers. Martin this is a very foggy area in the cloud.

    My "Missing Link Post" asks why this cannot all be accomplished with a grid component. If not a grid component, than why not a single dialog component?
    I'll settle for a two or more step process if some one can provide an example of this or explain it properly.

    Much appreciated,

    Re: user self registration


    You might want to take a look at what Steve Wood is offering in his Web Application Framework. It looks like it can save a zillion hours on some of the stuff that has to be put in place for a web application.




      Re: user self registration

      Totally agree with Scott. Well worth the investment.
      Glen Schild

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        Re: user self registration

        Originally posted by bob9145 View Post
        My "Missing Link Post" asks why this cannot all be accomplished with a grid component.
        It can be done w. a grid. There is a "lot" of help regarding security in the WiKI, but the authors assume too much. There are many holes in their explanations.
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          Re: user self registration

          Thanks guys for your replies. I've seen Steve's framework and have talked to him by phone. It does look like a time saver, but I am really looking to accomplish this from the ground up.

          I don't see why its such a mystery. It seems like its a matter of writing the Id field in a db or sql table to the external user id field in security.


            Re: user self registration (ulinkup)

            I found the section on the wiki explaining the options for accomplishing this ulinkup. Its a brain twister.

            I am going to see if the demo can be used as a template.
            I sent Martin a private message asking him for a comprehensive tutorial on this.

            I also asked alpha to develop V10 grid options that would simplify and makes this ulinkup codeless.




              Re: user self registration

              You will get better support from alphatogo (Steve) on this topic than you will from alphasoftware.


                Re: user self registration

                I just posted elsewhere about the release of my web framework. I think I should carve the user reg portion out of that and make it available along with some document guidance. User reg becomes quite involved once you consider all the factors, unsubscribe, user mgmt, encryption, etc. But its a worthwhile thing to define in a good document. There are also many types of registration - single opt in, double opt in, account match (like where you register with your phone company and they match you up with your account based on private info you provide.
                Steve Wood
                See my profile on IADN


                  Re: user self registration

                  Thanks Steve,

                  I'm told that it will eventually be an option in the grid.


                    Re: user self registration

                    Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
                    I think I should carve the user reg portion out of that and make it available along with some document guidance.
                    That would be amazing, I would definitely look into purchasing that.

                    This page: ( says how user reg can be done in one single page, but it doesn't tell us how :-(


                      Re: user self registration

                      Originally posted by bob9145 View Post
                      Thanks Steve,

                      I'm told that it will eventually be an option in the grid.
                      INdividual functions like adding a user, or deleting a user from security can be added to a single grid, but the 'process' of registering a user is multi-step and takes place over an indeterminate amount of time, so it cannot be added to a component, per se.
                      Steve Wood
                      See my profile on IADN


                        Re: user self registration

                        I see it as a view in the grid. Pulling together the security table and the database table.

                        The grid properties and server events are selected as options to achieve different self registration functions.

                        Start by listing the most common scenarios. Map the common and uncommon construction of each scenario.

                        It would be nice if you can include email notification with an auto generated initial password while your at it.

                        Steve is your framework adapted for V10 ?


                          Re: user self registration

                          Steve is your framework adapted for V10
                          Yes, see the link in my signature.
                          Steve Wood
                          See my profile on IADN