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enables a user to create their own account via a 'Create new account'
button on the login page. The user then receives an email containing a
secure link to a page where they can confirm their account. Future
logins just check the username and password against the stored values in
the Moodle database.
addition to enabling the plugin, email-based self-registration must
also be selected from the self registration drop-down menu on the
'Manage authentication' page.
Self registration - Email-based self-registration
If an authentication plugin, such as email-based self-registration, is
selected, then it enables potential users to register themselves and
create accounts. This results in the possibility of spammers creating
accounts in order to use forum posts, blog entries etc. for spam. To
avoid this risk, self-registration should be disabled or limited by Allowed email domains