With automatic registration when new users sign up on your site, a username will automatically be assigned to them; their email address and full name will be imported from the social network, such as Facebook or Twitter, that they are logging in from. Additional options include the ability to generate a password for the user, configure the automatic username that is created, and whether email activation is still required.
To enable the Automatic Registration process, in the "User" section of the "General" configuration tab, set the "Enable Automatic Registration" parameter to 'Yes'. Below is a description of the other settings available in this mode:
Enabling this setting will automatically connect a new user to an existing user on your Joomla site if their email addresses match their social network email. This is great for sites with lots of existing Joomla users to make adding Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks a smooth process.
If the email address is already taken in the system, the user will be directed to the "Mini Registration" page where they can choose to login to an existing account or to create a new account with a different email address. In this case, a blank email address field will be shown for the user to manually enter a new email address, regardless of the Email Field on Registration setting. If the user then tries to enter the taken email address, an error will be shown to the user to enter a new valid email address.
This setting allows additional control for User Activation. If you have enabled new user account activation in Joomla (in the User Manager - Options), enabling skip here will automatically activate all new social network users. If set to No here, then the New User Account Activation setting in the User Manager Options will be used for all new social network users.
When automatic registration is used, a Joomla account is automatically created for your users. This setting lets you control what the username will be for each user as follows:
When Automatic Registration is selected, JFBConnect can automatically generate a password for the Joomla user that will be created. The automatically generated username and password will then be mailed to the user on account creation. On return visits, the user can either use these account credentials or their social network credentials to log in to the site.
When "Generate Random Password" is enabled, use this option to specify the minimum length that the generated password will be.
Choose whether to send the new user email / welcome email to the user.
Select the Joomla user groups that the new user will be added to upon registering. Multiple groups may be selected here.