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Users without passwords

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Community Member, 288 Posts

14 July 2009 at 2:04am


I have noticed that I can create users in the CMS without giving them a password. This results in the password field in the database being set to NULL and the same for the password table. However, a user created without a password can't login for whatever reason.

I am in a somewhat special situation where I actually want to allow users who only have a user name and no password, is there any way to implement this?

Kindly, Marcus


Community Member, 288 Posts

14 July 2009 at 2:09am

The member authenticator contains this line

$member = DataObject::get_one("Member", "Email = '$SQL_user' AND Password IS NOT NULL");

This means that records in the database without passwords never will be found. How do I get around this?


Community Member, 145 Posts

14 July 2009 at 3:12am

Well if you need it to be null, you'll have to alter the member authenitcator, or create your own authenticator