Verifying is the act of checking whether some assertion is true. For example, email verification involves sending a test message which the user must respond to in order to prove that the email address is the correct one.

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Confirm vs. Verify: Is there a difference?

I'm wondering if there is any distinction between using the word confirm versus the word verify. For example, when sending an email to confirm (or verify) a user's account, is it better to call it ...
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Should captcha or verification codes be case sensitive?

As I have come across many verification codes, the most annoying thing in them is when you write in all letters in the code in lower case and the code is rejected saying its not valid. Some codes are ...
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Prompting customer login before making changes to their account

In a project I'm working on, there's a service website where customers can register objects they own in order to use the service. If a customer owns many of these objects, all can be registered on the ...
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Best practice for two-step verification process

Perhaps due to the recent incidents behind hacking of user database and identity theft, many organizations have introduced the two-step verification process, in particular when users are accessing the ...
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How to tell user to wait for the verification email?

When a user registers on our site, we redirect him to a success page telling him the following: Some users have complained that they didn't receive the email. After some investigation, we found ...
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Best way to handle email verification before checking the user's password?

I'm creating an online service that requires users to sign in with their email address, and before they can sign in on a new device, they have to confirm it with an email message in their inbox. The ...
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Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?

I'm working on setting up a CAPTCHA on a project, and just thought about the user experience of it. I personally find them tedious, especially if they're too difficult. Even these are pretty easy ...
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Is it necessary to verify a user's email address?

It's pretty much a fact that users hate having to open a new tab, go to their email service, log in, wait for the email to arrive and then click a link/paste a code. Is it really necessary to do this ...
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What's the best method of email verification? [duplicate]

For a registration page, what's the best way to verify a user's email address? Some websites ask you for the username, password and email address all on the registration form and then email you a link ...
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Email address as username--how to reduce incidence of bad entry

I work on a web app that requires users to complete a form for registration including their email address. The form has to be approved by a human before an account is created. The email address is ...
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mobile input feedback design pattern

I am creating email verification in IOS and want to assist the user with verifying they have entered the correct email address before sending confirmation. Some app use an instant input feedback with ...
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Are age verification banners effective?

I'm curious as to whether or not these Age Verification banners that appear on some sites are really "effective". That is to say, do these really help to deter/prevent users that are underage from ...
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How to provide good mobile phone number verification? [closed]

I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve a good user experience when a user's profile contains a mobile number which needs to be verified via SMS. The examples I have explored had the mobile ...
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Confirmation screen after e-mail verification part of multi step process or not?

I am designing a multistep proces that nicely shows the user which step he is in. Between the second to last and the last step the user needs to click on a confirmation link send via e-mail. My ...
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confirm email or email verification later?

I have a registration form, name, email, password. I also offer the Facebook connection and in the future all other Open ID ways but for now I would focus on the regular process: Currently, I require ...
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Positive / Negative impacts of physical address verification systems on online form UX

Address verification systems validate a user provided address against a database of known addresses, usually provided by Postal services. An example can be seen at ...