In the App I am working on people subscribe from universities so they tend to have very standard email addresses. e.g. Durham University = @dur.ac.or or @durham.ac.uk For some of these universities I want to display extra information when the user logs in, but not for others and that information will be university specific i.e. If a user with firstname.lastname@example.org logs in I want them to see a Durham University specific imag on their homepagee, but if a user from Newcastle with email@example.com logs in they should see a different image (or no image at all). I would like to try and do this on email suffix recognition rather than asking the user to specify their university at login if there is an elegant way of doing so. All suggestions welcome. Thanks, Dan
on 2011-01-19 19:28
on 2011-01-19 19:55
Where will the extra information live? In a model, or templates? Is it static or dynamic content, managed or unmanaged? School information can be attached to the user at login (in session, for example), and/or stored permanently. It's easy enough to extract the school information if login is via email address, or pull it from the database if there are separate user names.