Passwordless Signup (Workaround)

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Josh Lopez
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Using Memberstack 2.0? There is an updated version of this article here.

A temporary workaround to let users sign up only with email and not have to create a password.


You'll need to create a custom signup form to use this feature.


The Memberstack system requires a password to sign up and log in, but it doesn't know or care who sets the password. For an email-only login to work, we need to fake out Memberstack. Sshhh, don't tell anyone. 😉


NOTICE: This workaround reduces the security of your site.


Instead of adding a visible and empty password field to your forms, you’ll need to add a hidden password field with a pre-set value. All of your members will have the same default password.


Here's some code to get you going: 

<input type="hidden" id="pw" name="setPassword" value="TYPEaRANDOMpassword" data-ms-member="password" style="display: none">


This code should go inside your form between the email field and submit button. You may need to place it inside of a "Custom Embed" or "Custom Code" element depending on your site builder.


Note: To build on top of this, you can also write custom code to generate a password on the front-end to give each user a unique password that they can use to start. Here's a tutorial that one of our community members made to illustrate this.

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