Need to validate customers' registrations manually? Have a wholesale store or a private store with special prices and want to share the access manually? Want to temporarily freeze a customer account? The Pending Registration extension for Magento® 2 is what you need here.
All new customers get status "Pending" after submitting the registration form. Administrator reviews the details and either approves the account or rejects it. Until the account is approved customer can't log in.
You can change the status either in customer's profile in backend or directly in the list of customers. A bulk action is available to update the status to multiple customers together.
The extension allows selecting customer groups that should be approved automatically, and ones to be approved manually if you need so. Enable or disable the extension for certain stores only.
In addition, enable email notifications. Both admin and the customer receive a confirmation about the new account by email. Once the account status changed the customer receives another email with an update. Edit the email templates via the transactional email if needed.