[erlang-questions] user management code for a web site?

Eric Stolten <>
Tue Dec 1 19:22:33 CET 2009


I have given it a try and it is very smooth, modular, and fast.  It is great
to see such a well put together open source erlang application.  I plan on
taking a close look at their code.


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Olivier Sambourg <
> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> There's also the new Erlang CMS, Zotonic, which was announced here a couple
> of days ago:
> http://zotonic.com/
> Looks promising, but I haven't got the chance to give it a try yet.
>
> Olivier
>
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Roberto Aloi <
> > wrote:
>
> > Hi Joe,
> >
> > > I want to make a web site :-)
> > lol
> >
> > > One thing I need is "all the junk to do with user management"
> > Fair enough
> >
> > > This includes:
> > >
> > >    - signing up for a new account
> > >    - "I forgot my passport"
> > >    - quotas and accounting
> > >    - rejecting "bots" that sign up for false accounts
> > >    - being able to send mails to gmail/etc.
> > >    - CAPTCHA integration etc.
> > >    - etc. etc. etc.
> > >
> > >
> > > These needs are *generic* to many applications and have very little
> > > to
> > > do with the
> > > specific application concerned. Is there an Erlang applications that
> > > can do all of this?
> > > I'm not concerned with presentation issues, nor with which web
> > > framework to use.
> > > Nor with any backend issues of which data store is used as a
> > > persistent store
> > > for user data.
> > >
> > > I just need a generic interface. Is there such a thing in Erlang?
> >
> > The Erlang Web framework offers an e_auth component. The idea is to have
> an
> > e_auth interface layer and some specific implementations.
> > As far as I know they support dets tables and mnesia. They also have a
> LDAP
> > implementation, even if I'm not sure they ever completed it.
> > More information here:
> >
> > http://wiki.erlang-web.org/Tutorial/Step5_Authentication?highlight=(e<http://wiki.erlang-web.org/Tutorial/Step5_Authentication?highlight=%28e>
> <http://wiki.erlang-web.org/Tutorial/Step5_Authentication?highlight=%28e>
> > \_auth)
> >
> > About the rest of your needs, I already have 80% of what you asked, but
> the
> > code is not released yet. This will hopefully happen in the next couple
> of
> > weeks.
> >
> > I'm still missing CAPTCHAs. I was thinking about implementing an Erlang
> Web
> > component for this:
> > http://www.captcha.net/
> >
> > I also would like to integrate my stuff with esmtp (so far I'm using my
> own
> > mailer):
> >
> > http://github.com/archaelus/esmtp
> >
> > Let me know if you want to share some of this work.
> >
> > > Failing this is there such a thing in any other language that I might
> > > learn from?
> > There are no languages other than Erlang and Music. Maybe Sicilian.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Roberto Aloi
> > Erlang Training and Consulting Ltd.
> > http://www.erlang-consulting.com
> > Twitter: @prof3ta
> > Blog: http://aloiroberto.wordpress.com
> >
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> >
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