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  • 1.  user registration requests

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    Posted 08-23-2017 08:33
    I would like to develop an alternative user registration system whereby an external user requests to join an app.  The idea is as follows:


    We have a custom developed mobile app.  After the app has been downloaded, a person would request to register as a user.  The mobile app is linked to a single quickbase app through the API.

    Currently we have to create the user and send them a link where they would register and then create username/password and then enter those details, but I would like it to be the other way around.  

    Users can register, it then comes to us as a request and we then approve the user to be loaded on the quickbase app.

    I see a lot of complications here, but I have the following idea:


    1. The mobile app, when downloaded is automatically logged into quickbase on a demo user (this will allow API calls to be made to the database)
    2. The user will then go through a registration request page (on the mobile app).  Once completed, the data (Name,e-mail, user etc) will be added to a different table in the quickbase app called (pending user registrations).
    3. We as admins can then approve/deny the request.
    4. On Approval we can automatically create a new user in quickbase with the supplied details.  
    5. The person will then receive the normal link that quickbase automatically sends to e-mail
    6. He will then register his password normally.
    7. He can then login to his new account on our app.

    So point 1-3 is a workaround to get the applicants details
    Point 4 is the unknown here (can this be done)
    point 5-7 is the standard quickbase registration


    Apologies if i am not making sense here, but I did try explain as best as possible.


  • 2.  RE: user registration requests

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    Posted 08-23-2017 11:52
    I think you would need to use these two API methods although I am not sure how to partition the overall task between your application and from within QuickBase itself:

    https://help.quickbase.com/api-guide/index.html#provisionuser.html
    https://help.quickbase.com/api-guide/index.html#sendinvitation.html


  • 3.  RE: user registration requests

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    Contributor
    Posted 08-23-2017 13:05
    Ok great, thanks for this Dan.  A few questions:


    1. Would I need to use the AddUserToRole API command as well? 
    2. Is it possible to combine all of these API commands in a single button within quickbase so that


    a) The user is created
    b) The user is added to a role
    c) Invitation is sent

    I wouldnt have a clue on how to structure this bit of code in a button

    Thanks


  • 4.  RE: user registration requests

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    Posted 08-23-2017 13:31
    When you provision the user you can specify the roleid.

    So if you app lands the requested user info in a table with these fields:

    [email]
    [fname]
    [lname]

    after human review of the request and after button click you can call API_ProvisionUser with these parameters an and the roleid parameter.

    This will return a userid. With the userid in hand the script can then send an invitation using API_SendInvitation and including userid, usertext (the invite message) parameters..

    There are probably other issues to deal but that is the guts of it.