Making First name and Mail address optional


#1

Hi,

I’m developing a user management system in which the users need to be able to stay completely anonymous (anonymous in the database), can I set the First name and Mail address as an optional field?

Kind regards,
f.depuydt


#2

Interesting; you do see there is a bit of contradiction between managing users and keeping the users totally anonymous?

Technically it shouldn’t be too difficult to make certain user fields optional, the email address, however, is used as one on the unique identifiers of the user account. It is also used as a way to allow a user to request a password request in case they’ve lost or forgotten it.

Not sure how easy it would be work around that…


#3

+1. You can’t remove the need for an email address. Almost all user management framework will require it.

Firstname, you can overwrite the default schema.