Authentication: Email-based self-registration with admin confirmation

Maintained by Picture of Felipe Carasso Felipe Carasso
Provides email-based self-registration with admin confirmation instead of user confirmation.
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The confirmation email is sent to the main admin account's email address.

A "welcome" email is sent to the user when the admin clicks on the confirmation link or confirm the user through the administration menu.

Email body is customizable within the language file.

Based on default email-based self-registration module.

You can customize the e-mail messages by editing the language file or using Moodle's language editor.

Please read the INSTALL file carefully


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  • Picture of Aaron Johnson
    Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 5:10 PM
    Dear Peter,

    The text of the email can be changed in the language customization: Site Administration > Language > Language Customization. Then open the language pack you are using. You can find all the strings for this plug-in under auth_emailadmin.php or search for the string auth_emailadminuserconfirmation.

  • Picture of Aaron Johnson
    Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 5:39 PM
    Dear Felipe,

    I actually had a question related to this same feature. As I said in my post above, I've customized the text of the confirmation email, but I am also using multiple languages. I've customized this text in both languages, but the email is sent in the language of my admin account not what the person registering was using.

    For example, a student signs up for an account in German, but the admin uses Moodle in English. The admin gets an email (it seems like this is always the English version too, but a less critical point) and clicks on the link to confirm the account. The student gets a confirmation email in English.

    Would it be possible for the confirmation link to include information about the student's language setting, so that the email sent is the same language?

  • Picture of Felipe Carasso
    Tue, 6 Feb 2018, 1:41 AM
    Hello all,

    I'm adding Moodle 3.4 to the list of supported versions on a leap of faith. I didn't have the opportunity to upgrade my Moodles yet to confirm that it works as expected, but considering that this is a minor version upgrade, there shouldn't be any breaking changes.

    Let me know if you see anything unexpected.

    Thank you,
  • Picture of Felipe Carasso
    Tue, 6 Feb 2018, 1:44 AM
    Hello Aaron,

    The latest version takes the language preferences of the recipient when sending a notification.

    The behavior you describe makes me believe that your translations were not rendered available to users.

    Maybe a 'clean cache' could help...

    If not, check out the logs around the sending of a message to see if there's anything unusual. If there is, feel free to communicate directly with me through my email address. You'll find it in the README.

    Best regards,
  • Picture of PDM Produce
    Wed, 2 May 2018, 7:02 PM
    Hello - Just put this onto our Moodle 3.4.2 (Build: 20180319) site and it's working well - APART from when a user clicks on the create account button, the form submits and we get a "500 - Internal server error.

    There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed." error.

    The emails are sending and the accounts authenticating but I can't work out what is causing the error.

    Has anyone encountered this before?
  • Picture of Felipe Carasso
    Sat, 5 May 2018, 11:05 AM
    @PDM produce: are you running on a language other than English by any chance?
  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 6:49 AM
    Has anyone try this with Moodle 3.5?
  • Picture of Henry Patz
    Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 2:35 PM
    We just updated to moodle 3.5.1+ The auth_emailadmin works.
    BUT: It does not work with (extra) profilfields as we used for ages to specify the class/group, where new users are to registrate. The selfregistration shows the categorie for the (in our case dropdown) additional user-profilfield. The field is not there... And: Because it was a needed field, the registration failed without a visible error... Thanks for helping ...
  • Picture of Felipe Carasso
    Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 7:32 PM
    Hi Henry,

    I'll look into it this weekend.

    Thank you,
  • Picture of Felipe Carasso
    Sun, 5 Aug 2018, 2:35 PM
    Hi Henry Paz,

    I tried it out and what I found was that the user profile field has to be configured to "Display on registration".

    I added such a field (checkbox) on my Moodle 3.5.1. It showed on the registration form. If I didn't check it, the form was not submitted.

    Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.

    Best regards,
  • Picture of Henry Patz
    Sun, 5 Aug 2018, 5:06 PM
    Hello Felipe, thanks for checking and trying,
    it is -for ages and I just checked again- of course configured to "Display on registration"...
    What I realised: It does not work in the core's auth_email-plugin...
  • Picture of Andreas Klimm
    Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 8:45 PM
    Hello Felipe,
    we have the same problem with the (extra) profile-fields we created for our students... they are not shown on the registration page even though we enabled it.
  • Picture of Abubakar Islam
    Wed, 6 Feb 2019, 1:34 PM
    applied to moodle 3.6 and the email is receiving to users than admins. please fix.
  • Picture of SVI eSolutions
    Thu, 7 Feb 2019, 12:32 AM
    Hi there, I just installed your plugin and I was wondering how and admin could refuse the user ou account creation...
  • Picture of Dave Foord
    Fri, 8 Feb 2019, 7:38 PM
    If I want one of the built in user fields (e.g. middlename) to be an item on the registration screen, how do I do this? I can see how to do this with custom user profile fields that I have created, but cannot work out how to do this with existing fields. Any tips would be greatly received.
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