This extension will send an e-mail confirmation link when the user registers, and when the user changes their e-mail. It requires that the user schema has an :email field.

Users won't be signed in when they register, and can't sign in until the e-mail has been confirmed. The confirmation e-mail will be sent every time the sign in fails. The user will be redirected to after_registration_path/1 and after_sign_in_path/1 accordingly.

To prevent information leak, the user will see the same confirmation required message with no e-mail sent if a user attempts to register with an already taken email.

When users updates their e-mail, it won't be changed until the user has confirmed the new e-mail by clicking the e-mail confirmation link.


Follow the instructions for extensions in README.md, and set PowEmailConfirmation in the :extensions list.


Add the following section to your WEB_PATH/templates/pow/registration/edit.html.eex template (you may need to generate the templates first) after the pow_user_id_field field:

<%= if @changeset.data.unconfirmed_email do %>
    <p>Click the link in the confirmation email to change your email to <%= content_tag(:span, @changeset.data.unconfirmed_email) %>.</p>
<% end %>

Prevent persistent session sign in

To prevent that PowPersistentSession creates a new persistent session when the email hasn't been confirmed, PowEmailConfirmation should be placed first in the extensions list. It'll halt the connection.

Test and seed

If you want your user to be automatically confirmed in test and seed, you just have to call: PowEmailConfirmation.Ecto.Context.confirm_email(user, otp_app: :my_app)

You can also update or insert the row directly and set email_confirmed_at: DateTime.utc_now().

Note on PowInvitation

When a user is invited with PowInvitation, the email will only be required confirmed if the invited user decides to change their email when accepting the invitation.