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User self-registration and roles in OCS

Postby walkman » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:18 pm

We want to disable the "reviewer" option in the user registration ("reader" and "author" is OK), but I can't find the option to do this. I've been able to find it in the OJS documentation, but there doesn't seem to be the ability to do this in OCS (and I couldn't find any forum postings on this either). Help?
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Re: User self-registration and roles in OCS

Postby ramon » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:29 am

Hello walkman,

OCS works a bit differently from OJS.
It uses a timeline where starting and end dates are defined for almost every step of the process, including registration, submissions, reviews, reviewer registration, and so on.
If memory serves, that's where you'll be able to prevent undesired registration in most roles.
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Re: User self-registration and roles in OCS

Postby walkman » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:24 am

Thanks ramon - I would not have expected to find it there. Got it done, though - much appreciated.
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Re: User self-registration and roles in OCS

Postby pepalazzo » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:59 am

Sorry to wake up a long-dead thread. I am still having trouble with this on OCS 2.3.5. I set up three different types of registration with the proper dates, but what a new user sees in the registration page is *only* a *fourth* registration type which I *did not* define anywhere, called "Reader". I supposed this must be hard-coded somewhere. Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?
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Re: User self-registration and roles in OCS

Postby asmecher » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:05 am

Hi pepalazzo,

What is the URL you're seeing the "Reader" checkbox on? I suspect you're looking at the "create an account" form, which is separate from the form you'd use to actually register for an event. In order to register for a specific event, you need an account in the system; the form to create an account includes a "Reader" role, which is different from a registration type.

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