This topic describes how to restrict registration on your site by specifying which email address patterns are allowed in registration emails.
By default, all email addresses are accepted when learners register for an account on your Open edX site. You have the option of restricting registrations to learners who use an allowed email address pattern. Doing so can be useful in cases where you want to allow only learners who are members of a school, organization, or corporation to register and access your courses.
Configuring your site using the procedure below only restricts registration to learners whose email addresses match the specified patterns. It does not hide courses from any learners, or prevent access to pages on your site that can be accessed without registration.
To specify the email patterns that are allowed for registration, follow these steps.
cms.env.json files, which are located
one level above the
edx-platform directory. You make the same changes
to both files.
cms.env.json files add the
If the value for this setting is
null, there are no restrictions, and all
email addresses are accepted for registration.
Use one or more Python regular expressions to specify the email domains that allowed email addresses must match.
The following example allows email addresses using the pattern
any.example.com to register. It also allows
school.tld addresses, but only if those addresses have a
"REGISTRATION_EMAIL_PATTERNS_ALLOWED" = [ "^.*@(.*\\.)?example\\.com$", "(^\\w+\\.\\w+)@school\\.tld$" ]