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

Olivier Sambourg <>
Mon Nov 23 16:55:51 CET 2009


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>
> \_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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