[Seaside] How to implement the classical email confirmation with seaside

David Shaffer cdshaffer at acm.org
Fri Apr 27 14:31:27 UTC 2007

Sebastian Sastre wrote:
> Hi there,
>     I'm wonder how one can implement with Seaside the classical 
> feature in which a user fills an online form and the system sends an 
> email confirmation to the user with a link that when clicked the 
> system can store it as a valid user with a valid email.
>     As Seaside uses the urls in an ephemeral fashion I can't figure 
> out how a seaside application can detect that link in a callback or 
> something like that.
>     Any clue will be appreciated,
>     thank you,
Here's what I do:

Mark your "change password request" objects with a unique Id (I use 
UUID>>asString36).  Send an e-mail to the user with a URL which contains 
an ID encoded in its path.

Create a root component and implement initialRequest:.  This method gets 
the WARequest instance as an argument.  From that you can get the path 
elements (I think I use "request nativeRequest pathParts last" to get 
the last one).  Now you have the id so you can pull the change password 
request object out of your database.


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