Hi! First let me thank you for this great piece of software!
I’ve just added a Discourse forum to our site. Many of our users value privacy and anonymity.
I’ve implemented my own SSO provider for Discourse, so the existing user accounts of our site are carried over to Discourse. This is working fine. Since we don’t require the user’s email addresses to be validated, I’ve set the require_activation flag (there’s just no way I let someone use a non-validated email address in Discourse).
Some of our users don’t want their mails to be validated. I want to give them the option to use Discourse anonymously. But I cannot figure out a way to do that:
- Even if the user is actively logs out of Discourse (or never logged in), the site automatically tries to log him back in as soon as he clicks on a “Reply”-Button. In our case, that leads to our own logon dialog. So noone can post without an account. To use Discourse’s own anonymous posting feature, you still have to have a valid account and validated email address.
- There doesn’t seem to be a way in the SSO process to tell Discourse “this user wants to be anonymous”. Or is there? I’d need something to tell Discourse to allow the current user to post anonymously without having a valid email address.
I’d appreciate if you could help me with this! Thanks.