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Last Login Time

Storing the last login time of a user can be useful to identify which users are active and which are not to help ensure data is not being stored longer than is necessary.

First a new user field for storing the time is required in

push @{$c->{fields}->{user}},
        'name' => 'last_login',
        'type' => 'timestamp',

And then add the following code to $c->{check_user_password} in to store the time at which a user successfully logs in.

#get user from username
my $user = EPrints::DataObj::User::user_with_username( $repository, $username );
return 0 unless $user;

#get time and compile a string
my( @local ) = localtime( time );
my ( $sec, $min, $hour, $day, $mon, $year ) = ( $local[0], $local[1], $local[2], $local[3], $local[4]+1, $local[5]+1900 );
my $loginTime = "$year-$mon-$day $hour:$min:$sec";

#store the value
$user->set_value( "last_login", $loginTime );

#return user
return 1;

JLRS: An alternative approach (please discuss which is better) is to set the trigger on the loginticket dataset (different field spec from above - bigint):

push @{$c->{fields}->{user}},
$c->add_dataset_trigger( 'loginticket', EPrints::Const::EP_TRIGGER_CREATED, sub
        my( %args ) = @_;
        my( $repo, $loginticket ) = @args{qw( repository dataobj )};

        # trigger is global - check that current repository 'user' dataset has last_login field to be updated
        return unless $repo->get_dataset( "user" )->has_field( "last_login" );

        #update volatile field in user record
        my $user = EPrints::DataObj::User->new( $repo, $loginticket->get_value( "userid" ) );
        if( defined $user ){
                $user->set_value( "last_login", $loginticket->get_value( "expires" ) );
}, priority => 100 );

Non-Active Users Report


Delete User Action