I just don't get where Mikrotik is coming from, or who they think their target customers are.
I would love to be able to use UserManager to allow our cafe customers to signup by inputting an email address, then having usermanager send them their password, granting them a few minutes grace period to check their email.
That's a pretty common request.
And pretty easily doable on the router, if it worked.
I heard that signup without payment was enabled in the latest beta, unfortunately, the beta is broken (according to Normis) and we should use the latest stable version.
Unfortunately, the latest stable version is old, MT not having produced a stable version is a while, and doesn't support signup unless a payment method is specified.
I can get the signup page to load, but I would have to make the paypal link go to some other place, capture the email address, and do some sort of scripting to generate the password and email it to the user.
Basically, I'd have to write my own user manager.
Does anyone have any scripting they've done to accomplish this?
It's been a feature request forever, MT says from time to time that they'll someday add it - other times they say they never will...
In any event, I'm starting to think MT is now following in the footsteps of dd-wrt, where every release has something major broken.
I still like the MT products - but c'mon - focus on making stuff work instead of introducing junk like the meta router.