[development] temporary access module

Karoly Negyesi karoly at negyesi.net
Fri Feb 16 22:46:46 UTC 2007

> The client wants to be able to create a page, and then fire off a
> bunch of emails to people who may or may not have accounts, allowing
> them to access the page temporarily.

Great. Unpublish nodes, generate a random, store (random, nid) pairs and send



function peek_menu($may_cache) {
  if ($may_cache) {
    $items[] = array('path' => 'peek', 'access' => TRUE, 'type' => MENU_CALLBACK);
  return $items;

function peek_view($random) {
  $nid = db_result(db_query("SELECT nid FROM {peek} WHERE random = '%s'", $random));
  if ($nid && ($node = node_load($nid))) {
    return node_show($node);

The above works because we bypass node_access thus peek_view can view unpublished nodes but your users who are not node admins can't.

Why are you generating users, I can't readily understand. 

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