Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

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Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by baldur2630 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:51 pm

We created a site for a customer. He wanted NO ONE to be able to register for an account. Only his staff which we get their details and enter them.

This worked with Joomla 2.x, we upgraded to Joomla 3, no problem. We have religiously installed every update to date.

Suddenly we are getting dozens of [redacted] trying to register as spam URLs. We can't put a Captcha on because there is NO Registration item.

What is going on?
Last edited by mandville on Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:16 pm

Disable New Registration in the options of User Manager.

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Re: Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by JAVesey » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:23 pm

baldur2630 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Suddenly we are getting dozens of [ redacted ] trying to register as spam URLs.
Trying to register or actually managing to?
Last edited by toivo on Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: mod note: removed coarse language
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Re: Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by baldur2630 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:37 am

They manage to register, but because they need admin to enable the registration, they aren't registered users.

The problem is that dozens of spam URLs as members needs to be cleaned up and these morons blocked and IP addresses added to .htaccess deny list, just creates unnecessary work.

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Re: Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:50 am

Disable user registration.

You currently have it on with admin actuation.

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Re: Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by baldur2630 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 am

I've just done that, but it doesn't explain HOW they manage to register in the absence of a Registration Item on any page of the site. Surely this is a BUG.

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Re: Registering in the absence of a Registration Item

Post by JAVesey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:04 am

baldur2630 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 am
Surely this is a BUG.
Not if you have user registration enabled in Global Configuration. The URL is still accessible directly whilst it is enabled. This is useful to some users.

Per (see above) has told you how to make this designed behaviour as you wish.
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