Picto thématique

Rule n° 17 - Account creation is subject to a confirmation process.

To create an account on a website, it is usually necessary to enter an email address. This address can then be used to verify that the person behind the account creation request and the owner of the entered email are the same person. In the absence of such verification, anyone can create an account.

#Personal data #Development #Privacy

Goal

  • Reduce the risk of users being registered without their knowledge.

Implementation

Before activating the account created online, send an automatic confirmation request to the corresponding e-mail address.

Control

Create an online account and check that it is only activated from the confirmation e-mail that follows the sending of the registration form.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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