[JDEV] RE: Web-based registration

maqi at jabberstudio.org maqi at jabberstudio.org
Sun Sep 21 17:47:08 CDT 2003

On Sun, 21 Sep 2003, Mike Prince wrote:

> 1) User views jabber.org - "Hey, this is cool"
> 2) Clicks on 'Get Started' Button and selects a server
> 3) Fills out registration form (maybe even just a username and password
> field)

Just a username field:

4) Server generates a password (there are nice passwd generators
available), creates the user's spool XML and sends a mail to the user

This way we even end up with a validated e-mail address (which is good
since users tend to forget their password) and have *real* passwords (and
not the typical name-of-my-girlfriend stuff ;-).

Perhaps I'll write such a script in some time and add it to

Of course it's not nice to have the password sent unencrypted (by mail)
but one can exclude the account name in the mail. Plus I don't think many
server admins will bother with using https anyway so we have on insecure
transmission in every case.


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