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1 year 9 months ago #464 by michael
Replied by michael on topic Authentication - Email
I originally wrote it for 1.5 - so at one point it was compatible with 2.5 - but since 2.5 has been end-of-life for so long, I haven't tested it in 2.5 for a long time.

I don't recall doing much to update it for 3.x - so it's worth trying.

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1 year 3 months ago #2386 by gsjarvis
Replied by gsjarvis on topic Authentication - Email
Hello,
I just installed pkg_email-2.3.1.zip
and I get :

Warning
JInstaller: :Install: File does not exist /tmp/install_5b488e095ace5/packages/install_5b488e09647ab/en-GB/en-GB.plg_system_email.ini
JInstaller: :Install: File does not exist /tmp/install_5b488e095ace5/packages/install_5b488e0965f0a/en-GB/en-GB.plg_authentication_email.ini

Message
Installation of the package was successful.

Anything to worry about???
Thanks,
-Graham-

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1 year 3 months ago #2387 by gsjarvis
Replied by gsjarvis on topic Authentication - Email
(Sorry - a little bit off topic). . .

Do you have a plugin that forces the replacement of spaces in the username that a user gives at registration time with "_" (underscore)?

I want to use the username as the virtual Maildir directory name for those users who have e-mail addresses using the site domain and then use dovecot authentication against the joomla database to let them configure their Thunderbird/Apple/etc mail clients with their Joomla password.

Creating directory names with spaces under Unix is not a good idea.

Thanks,
-Graham-

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1 year 3 months ago #2390 by oloccina
Replied by oloccina on topic Authentication - Email
Hello,
in the documentation you say
"A package of 2 plugins (1 system, 1 authentication) which provide Joomla the ability to accept email addresses instead of (or in addition to) usernames in the login form"

but I don't see any setting to choose if use emails instead of usernames or in addition to usernames...
I'd like to go with the latter, will this be the default behaviour just by activating the plugins and disabling the Joomla authentication plugin?

Thank you

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1 year 3 months ago #2393 by michael
Replied by michael on topic Authentication - Email
replying in order:
1. missing ini files - that's weird. I don't get that on my test system. Those translation files are for the system and authentication plugins. If you open the plugins and see things like PLG_SYSTEM_EMAIL_BLABLABLA - then there is a problem. Otherwise, it's joomla being weird.

2. I don't have anything that I've published, however, I've created something like that for one of my sites. It doesn't edit their username, it assigns one and hides it from them. The idea is that they always and only log in via email address. The usernames it creates are something like user12345 (where 12345 is the user id). I'll look at that and decide if it's something I want to release.

3. The types of authentication you allow on your site depends on which authentication plugins you leave enabled. If you enable "Authentication - Email" (my plugin), then you can log in with email address instead of user name. If you leave "Authentication - Joomla" enabled, then you can log in with usernames. If you don't want usernames, disable "Authentication - Joomla"

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1 year 3 months ago #2400 by oloccina
Replied by oloccina on topic Authentication - Email
thanks for the clarifications.
Also thank you for all the free plugins you provide, I am surfing through your free and paid extensions and I must say they provide really useful functionalities, I think you have gained a new customer for the future :)

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