PKP Bugzilla – Bug 5877
Require email confirmation of user registration
Last modified: 2013-05-29 16:04:04 PDT
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Courtesy of http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6511&p=25052#p25052, and similar to how password reset currently works: require users click a special link, sent to them via email, to complete registration. This mandates that the email address is theirs. The concern is that otherwise, people could register as someone else; I think this might work as a reasonable spam registration deterrent as well (current forum spam problems notwithstanding).
James, check out the require_validation option in config.inc.php.
We urgently need this patch. Can it be fixed soon?