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Authentication - Email

Post by Dragon41673 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:44 pm

All,

I have the extension Authentication - Email from Michael Richey on my site. This was installed years ago by my previous Webmaster.

I have no idea what this is even doing for my customers. I read what the description is on the extension listing, but I have no idea how to check if it is actually being used.

Reason I need help is I'm trying to prep for the Joomla 4 upgrade, and I just cannot figure out if I should uninstall this or what.

Any help would be appreciated as I tried reaching out to Michael Richey...twice, and received no response.

Thank you

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Re: Authentication - Email

Post by Webdongle » Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:57 pm

It's 2 years old and J3 only. Uninstall it. All it does is allow users to login with email and password instead of Username and password.

There may be J4 extensions that do that but imho it is a waste of time. Methinks some extension authors create a lot of free extensions to increase their customer base. Many of such extensions get abandoned in favour of creating more extensions to improve their presentation to potential customers.
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Re: Authentication - Email

Post by Dragon41673 » Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:11 pm

Sorry Webdongle, I didn't get a notification that anyone replied.

Aside from scouring my database, how would I know if this extension is being used?

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Re: Authentication - Email

Post by Webdongle » Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:06 pm

It's a plugin that acts with Login. If it is activated then it is being used everytime someone logs in. But like I said
"It's 2 years old and J3 only. Uninstall it."
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Re: Authentication - Email

Post by Dragon41673 » Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:24 pm

No worries...thank you sir. I'll play around with it and see if it breaks something, but testing with it removed already on my test site is showing no issues at all.

Much appreciated


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