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Group Invite by Link

See original GitHub issue

It is difficult to invite users in large groups in some cases as teachers don’t have list of email ids.

Describe the solution you’d like We can have group invite link similar to the one used in whatsapp.

Url can be of the form groups/id/invite/<secret token>

I think there is a rails API to create tokens easily, something along the lines has_secure_token :auth_token @tachyons any inputs here? I think this resource might help:

  • Add Token to groups Table
  • Existing groups are assigned a token in the previous migration
  • New groups get a token when created
  • Button in group page to copy invite link
  • Button in group page to reset invite link (should we have this option?)
  • Add method to groups_controller to add current user to the group if the secret token matches

We can also consider deprecating the way we do currently, i.e. using pending invitations for email invite. Instead we can send a mail invite with the link. This will also give a way for users to accept group invite rather than forcibly be put into a group (privacy reasons). Another advantage is if user for some reason signs up on personal account instead of college account, it still works.

Are you working on this? (Yes/No) No

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions:3
  • Comments:5 (5 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

satu0kingcommented, Dec 12, 2020

Thank you @pavanjoshi914 !

satu0kingcommented, Nov 18, 2020
  • Invitation link should be optional, no need to have invitation link for all groups
  • token must be expirable to avoid misuse

Yeah agreed, @pavanjoshi914 keep this in mind? This actually might make things easier. We can set an automatic invitation link expiry of 2 weeks.

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