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From "David Sean Taylor" <da...@bluesunrise.com>
Subject RE: Confirmation email
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2001 17:28:21 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ICM S Op Guest 5 [mailto:ICM-S-OP.guest-5@icn.siemens.de]
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 9:14 AM
> To: Jetspeed Users List
> Subject: Confirmation email
> Hi,
> I don't know if this is handled different in the new Jetspeed
> build but with on my release, when I get a confirmation email
> the email contains all personal user data, like login,
> password, and activation key.
> This is also included in the URL which is sent to the user.
> So this URL with all these data is sent thru the internet and
> can be easily abused by someone else.
> What can be done easily:
> Remove the activationkey from the url, because you have to
> insert it into the input field there's no need to keep it in the url.


> Recommendation:
> After the registration process an email is sent to the user
> which contains only the key and a url. On his browser the
> insert-confirmation-key page should come up where he can
> input his received key. If the user doesn't want to wait for
> the email, he can click on the link in the email later which
> will route him directly to the insert-confirmation-key page.
> This page knows that the user is coming from 'outside' just
> for the confirmation and offers two more fields for the login
> and the password.
> What do you think about this? Maybe it has been changed in
> the current build.


> Andreas
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