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Anonymous Users

Topics: Customizing Orchard, General
Jul 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM
I'm struggling a bit with anonymous users of the site and feel I'm missing some understanding.

If you go to a site such as amazon there is stage where you are anonymous or are known and not logged in (authenticated). Your data is still tracked and stored. In orchard once you register I can see that the Orchard User and Profile module will give us what's needed, but what about before then?

There doesn't appear to be away of setting up user object for an unknown user and storing it in a user profile before the user is registered, tracking it with a cookie across sessions. Am I missing something here?
Jul 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM
You are not missing anything, such functionality is simply not implemented in Orchard. Sometimes it can be useful as you explain, maybe for more people than apparent: if you come up with a suitably generic solution without using sessions then please open an issue about it.