|Reported by:||bewst||Owned by:||mgood|
Something like this is mentioned in trac:ticket:791, but I think it deserves a ticket of its own.
I'd like people to be able to register as users "by invitation only". That is, I want to have a privilege, say REGISTRATION_INVITE, allows a user to invite other users to register. It should send the user an email containing a link leads to a registration page. The link should encode various information such as the user's initial email address, a userID I select (and whether that should be changeable by the receiver before completing registration) and possibly other information selected by the inviting user (e.g. permissions).
Right now I can simulate this feature using the AccountManagerPlugin plugin by registering a new user with an arbitrary password, logging out, and using the "forgot your password?" link with the user's ID. The biggest downside here is that I've added the user even if the recipient decides not to "register."
There's some code that already does this for the Sphene Community Tools (http://sct.sphene.net/wiki/show/Start/).
I would also like to be able to issue these invitations in bulk, though I'm willing to write scripts for that. I have attached an example that I used for a Django site