I am starting this thread to discuss two issues I describe in the netlify-identity-widget GitHub repo. These two issues are not on the widget, but on the Netlify Identity service, and so are more appropriate here. Combined with the other widget issues described in the GitHub issue, they make Netlify Identity borderline unusable.
- A Netlify Identity cannot have recovery triggered from the Netlify UI more than once (e.g. to generate a new recovery token / link)
- The Netlify UI does not allow admins to set the passwords of the users manually
I consider this a high priority bug report due to the result
=> the whole account is royally screwed and a new account must be created
Going back to 1.,
A Netlify Identity cannot have recovery triggered from the Netlify UI more than once
Why is this (is there a technical limitation)? Is it by design (terrible design imo)? As an aside, the button is not
disabled after the first use, giving users the wrong impression (that it can be used again).
The Netlify UI does not allow admins to set the passwords of the users manually
I realize this is a feature request but since it contributes to this problem of making Netlify Identity accounts unrecoverable, I consider it a bug.