Password protected sections (restricted)

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Password protected sections (restricted)

Post by disconnect » Wed May 24, 2006 8:08 pm

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me with setting up a password protected section of my forums. I have seen this on other phpbb forums so i know it exsists. I checked through the ACP and I dont see any options regarding this. When I go into permissions and look up a thread, i see the options;

Public
Registered
Registered (hidden)
Private
Private (hidden)
Moderator
Moderator (hidden)

Currently I have the section set up as private (hidden) and then I gave each person access to see it via the user accout management. because none of the above mentioned options seem to offer the option of a password. It would really be a lot easier if I could just set it up with a password though..

Anyone have any ideas?


Thanks in advance,

Chris

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Re: Password protected sections (restricted)

Post by jwunderly » Thu May 25, 2006 2:06 pm

disconnect wrote: Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me with setting up a password protected section of my forums. I have seen this on other phpbb forums so i know it exsists. I checked through the ACP and I dont see any options regarding this. When I go into permissions and look up a thread, i see the options;

Public
Registered
Registered (hidden)
Private
Private (hidden)
Moderator
Moderator (hidden)

Currently I have the section set up as private (hidden) and then I gave each person access to see it via the user accout management. because none of the above mentioned options seem to offer the option of a password. It would really be a lot easier if I could just set it up with a password though..

Anyone have any ideas?


Thanks in advance,

Chris


1. Create a usergroup for the "restricted" forum
2. Grant the appropriate privs for that forum to the new usergroup.
3. Add users to the new usergroup.
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