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A couple of requests for future versions

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A couple of requests for future versions

Postby sjones » Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:39 pm

I hope this is the right way to make requests (perhaps I should make one request per topic?). I have a couple of things I'd like to be able to do with OJS.

1. Might there be a way to implement a means of sending users passwords in other than ASCII as a means of providing a little more security?

2. Might it be possible to provide a choice of how to order users? E.g., on index.php/nms/manager/people/all (and similar pages) could one click on either Username, Name or Email and have users sorted in those ways? Right now it appears that they're sorted in chronological order.

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Postby asmecher » Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:28 pm

Hi Sjones,

This is indeed the right forum for feature requests; thanks for your suggestions.

1. Since OJS makes use of email communications for many of its functions, we're assuming that it's a trustworthy medium. Also, since OJS only stores hashed passwords, emails containing "raw" passwords can only be sent at the time the password is entered as a confirmation (and the "new registration" password can be modified to remove this information); any other time the password is sent, it's a freshly generated random password (and will usually be changed upon the first login). We consider this sufficient security, but we're certainly open to suggestions if you have another technique in mind.

2. We've had a few requests for this and it's already on our list.

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