Require email activation before Admin approval

(Dave Higgins) #1

I have a discussion site where Admin approval of new users is a necessity. However, I would like to ensure email activation has occurred before the approval is requested. And, when the new user has activated their email address, to receive some sort of notification that a new user is ready for approval. I am not sure I can accomplish this.
The use case is

  • New user registers, automatically receives activation email, clicks the activation link. However, user does still not have access to content - Admin approval still needed
  • Admin receives notification, approves (or not)
  • User receives email “hey, you’re in!”

Is this possible?

(Sam Saffron) #2

Yeah there are site settings for it

login required and must approve users

(Dave Higgins) #3

I don’t think that automatically ensures the email address is verified before Admin approval is requested.
As admin I must (i) manually force email verification for each user, or (ii) check and approve the user.

In my case (ii) is a bit of work (checking a non-disclosure agreement is in place for that user) and I would like to avoid it if the email isn’t genuine.

Practically, (ii) is a bit slicker from the new-user perspective, because s/he doesn’t have two wait periods (one before email activation is forced, then before approval is granted).

Require email validation before account approval