User Account Activation

For many Joomla 1.5 websites there was a problem with bots automatically creating accounts on websites and thus websites having massive lists of users that are all fake. Even when account activation was required there was still an issue of automated approval bots being used to create the accounts.

In Joomla 1.6 this problem has been addressed with the admin approval process of users that register on a website. This means that a website administrator has to approve the newly registered user before they can gain access.

Looking at the Account Activation Levels

Joomla 1.6 now has three levels of account creation approval built into it.

  1. Auto approval
    All users that register on the website will automatically have their registered account approved on the website

  2. User approval
    Any user that registers on the website will have to verify their registration by clicking a link that is normally sent to them via an email address.

  3. Admin approval
    This step now requires a website administrator to approve the new users account before they can have access to the website. 

 

Modifying the User Approval Level

In the User Manager area of Joomla 1.6 you will find an options button that will pull up a new options screen in Joomla.

User Approval Process fig 1

Once the new screen appears, next to the "News User Account Activation" drop down menu, choose the desired approval level from:

  • None
  • Self
  • Admin

User Approval Process fig 2

Once done hit the save button and you're done.

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 19:54
Peter Bui

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