Domain based education invite

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The education plan is the answer to the prayers of many educators in the Cloud9 community, but one feature that’s received some criticism is the fact that you have to manually invite students, which can be especially difficult when teachers have large classes. A simple solution would be to whitelist email domains, so that students can use their school email to sign up, and don’t need an invite. That way, the teacher can whitelist xyz.edu, and tell their students to go to a special endpoint and use their student emails to prove their identity. It would also be helpful to support popular SSO platforms, but that would be a much more complicated solution, and given Cloud9 has been dealing with problems and developing their product almost 24/7, I wouldn’t expect that anytime soon.