a link which registers/logs-in, direct -> content

14 years 8 months ago #73717 by brianburt
I'm looking to manage some private content on our web page, which only registered and approved users can see. However, I'd like to send a link to prospect customers which logs them in so that
a) they see the content in the first click (no need to register etc)
b) the usage is still tracked by the user (so we can see in the reports what they viewed).

I understand from a heavy CB user that CB doesn't do this. Does anyone know any better? Or, how hard would it be to code? Or do you plan to add this feature soon?

Thanks!

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14 years 8 months ago #73733 by Rapunzl
Sounds like you could just add each user from the back end and send them logon details.

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14 years 8 months ago #73737 by brianburt
It may seem like a fine point, but the user experience I'm looking for is NOT to make this person (a special prospect customer) log in. Rather, they have a link which they click, and they're in. Period.

That's very important here.

If there's a routine that will do that based on variables passed in the URL, then you're right. What's the name of that routine, and reference to documentation.

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14 years 8 months ago #73763 by Rapunzl
How would you track the individual users if they all just click one button with a login hooked to it?

Past this, I'm not a coder and have never heard of such an extension since it is likely a draw for bots and spammers too, let alone hackers.

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14 years 8 months ago #73780 by brianburt
These links would be for emailing to invited users, not for posting on the home page. So spambots etc. shouldn't be an issue.

The username would be clear in the URL, for tracking to distinguish users.

Clear now?

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14 years 8 months ago #73820 by Rapunzl
You don't understand the way spambots (and worse) get information. The information doesn't have to be in plain site. They search your page source, find the holes and get in. If you put a one-click button on a page, allowing a non-secured login, you will have one huge security hole. I can't imagine any way to get around this issue without putting your site, your users and possibly other shared server users at risk.

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