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asked 2012-06-22 18:47:43 -0600

eric gravatar image

updated 2012-07-03 17:04:37 -0600

How can I control who can register for my askbot? (i.e. only users with a @example.com email address, or must be admin approved)

EDIT: Found a solution and posted it below. Marked as best/correct answer.

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answered 2012-07-03 17:04:01 -0600

eric gravatar image

updated 2012-07-03 17:25:44 -0600

Because we're using Google Apps and therefore have @mycompany.com emails, I just modified the django_authopenid backend to force it to a Google Apps login.

Changed www.google.com/08/id (or something) in util.py to www.google.com/o8/site-xrds?hd=mycompany.com and an openid patch from that adieu posted up.

After that, I just disabled all other logins (only allowing a Google login), and only allowed registered users to view site.

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This is a good solution, works only for google apps though.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-07-03 17:17:17 -0600 )edit
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answered 2012-06-29 11:25:26 -0600

powlo gravatar image

updated 2012-06-29 11:26:28 -0600

You can limit the logins available through /settings/LOGIN_PROVIDERS/, eg if you only want Facebook logins or Yahoo logins, then enable those and disable all others.

However, I don't believe that Askbot offers any user moderation-before-view, only post moderation, and there is no admin controlled filter that can be applied to user registration email addresses (ie Only Allow: *@MyCompany.com, Block: *@dodgywarez.com)

Both of these things would be a feature request. (Unless someone with more knowledge proves me wrong...!)

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Thanks paulus_almighty, but I think what I'm looking for falls into what you describe in the second paragraph.

eric gravatar imageeric ( 2012-06-29 16:18:47 -0600 )edit

I think post moderation should be top priority for the next release. Private messaging ranks up there too.

finid gravatar imagefinid ( 2012-07-10 04:16:58 -0600 )edit

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