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This extension will set up a basic invitation system where users can invite other users to join. If
Invited users are persisted in the database without a password. Only the user id will be validated when the user is invited, but
changeset/2 on your user schema will be used for when the user accepts the invitation.
To prevent user enumeration, the invited user will, to the inviter, appear as succesfully invited even if the user couldn't be created due to unique constraint error on
pow_prevent_user_enumeration: false is set in
conn.private the form with error will be shown instead.
An invited user can change their e-mail when accepting the invitation. To prevent user enumeration
PowEmailConfirmation extension can be enabled.
Follow the instructions for extensions in README.md, and set
PowInvitation in the
There are numerous ways you can modify the invitation flow. Here's a few common setups to get your started.
Parent organization or team
If your users belongs to a parent organization or team, you can set up the
invite_changeset/3 to carry over the id for invitations:
defmodule MyApp.Users.User do # ... def invite_changeset(user_or_changeset, invited_by, attrs) do user_or_changeset |> pow_invite_changeset(invited_by, attrs) |> changeset_organization(invited_by) end defp changeset_organization(changeset, invited_by) do Ecto.Changeset.change(changeset, organization_id: invited_by.organization_id) end end
Limit invitation based on role
If you have different roles (e.g. admin and user), you can limit the type of user who can invite others by using a plug and override the routes in your
defmodule MyAppWeb.Router do use MyAppWeb, :router # ... pipeline :admin_role do plug MyAppWeb.EnsureRolePlug, :admin end scope "/", PowInvitation.Phoenix, as: "pow_invitation" do pipe_through [:browser, :protected, :admin_role] resources "/invitations", InvitationController, only: [:new, :create, :show] end # ... you would want `pow_extension_routes/0` with the default routes to be after this end
The routes will override the default ones in
If you wish to restrict signup to only invites, you can modify
router.ex to exclude registration by using
pow_session_routes/0 in place of
defmodule MyAppWeb.Router do use MyAppWeb, :router # ... scope "/" do pipe_through :browser pow_session_routes() pow_extension_routes() end # ... end
You need to use custom template for the session controller, since by default it'll still have the link to registration. Read more in the Disable registration guide.
Expire invited users
Invited users will have a token set in the
:invitation_token field and
:invitation_accepted_at field set to nil. If you want to expire the invitation link you can run a background task to delete these users a certain time after
Note on PowEmailConfirmation
PowEmailConfirmation will only require email confirmation if the invited user changes their email when accepting their invitation.