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verify email

  • author: #alex

A web app needs to get the email id of the user verified.

Recommended methods for verifing email

Advantages of each style

OTP verification

Use OTP to verify email when you can store the OTP in your db object. This flow is also useful when you want a certain flow to be continuous. A link or JWT based flow is breaking in nature. The user starts of with a browser window and via the link in the email ends up in a new window.

The disadvantage is that you have to store the OTP in you DB. Although you can work around this if you want to put effort.

JWT verification

This is useful if you want users to click a link to verify email. This style is particularly useful during forgot password flow. During signup however this flow can be interrupting in nature - you end up in a different browser window.