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Clearing confirmation token #2544

markturner opened this Issue · 8 comments

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Mark Turner José Valim Rafael Mendonça França
Mark Turner

Why does confirm! clear the confirmation token?

This means that if a user clicks the confirmation link in their email for a second time, they are shown the rather unintuitive "Confirmation token invalid" error, instead of the more helpful "Email was already confirmed, please try signing in" error which is shown when I put the confirmation token back.

So wouldn't it make more sense to keep the confirmation token in the database record?

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José Valim

Maybe we could improve the "Confirmation token invalid" message to say: it is invalid or the e-mail was already confirmed? The confirmation token provides full access to a given user in the application, we don't want to leave them in the table longer than they are supposed to be.

Mark Turner

I see your point, but the confirmation token can't be used to access that user if they are already confirmed can it?

José Valim

You are right. Yes, I think this issue could be addressed them. @plataformatec/devise what do you think?

Mark Turner

Thanks. Would be ideal if it could redirect to sign-in rather than the 'resend confirmation email' prompt in this case.

Rafael Mendonça França

I don't see any problem in changing this behavior. :+1:

Mark Turner

Have opened a pull request with my solution for this, feel free to use it or not :smiley:

José Valim

Closing this in favor of the pull request, thanks @markturner!

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