You can control who registers quite easily by using the Q&A option. Set the question to "Please enter the code" and then tell the people you want as members what the code is.nikolayjs wrote: if there is any good way to make my new forum private - to grant access to the forum to only specific users
That is the case anywat - as far as I am aware.nikolayjs wrote:in the ideal case to allow only one active session per computer
You can block all IP addresses and only allow the ones that you want but that will create problems. Firstly by banning all IP addresses you will slow your forum down (in fact it may stop) and then what happens when a user wants to access the forum from another IP address? The may reboot their router and get a new address automatically, they may be away on business and want to access the forum or they could be on hilday and want to access the forum.nikolayjs wrote: set IP restrictions per user so they can only access the forum using just the specified IPs.
the point of the Q&A is that you setup the question as " type in the code sent to you ".nikolayjs wrote:Hello David,
Thank you very much for your comment.
I don't want unregistered members to have read access at all so I don't think Q&A will come handy. Maybe I should activate some other option as well.
you do that with permissions. do not give the guest group any access at all. then only registered users will be able to see any of the forums/posts etc.
Could you please clarify the case anywat? Is than an extension? Sorry I am a noob.
that was a typo and should have "case anyway". what he means is that it is default that only one active session per computer at a time.
The purpose of allowing certain IP addreses is that since the forum will be private and paid I want to avoid people exchanging their accounts and I end up having 1 account used by 10 people. Thats also the reason why I want to allow only 1 person logged in at the same time with the same account. Maybe there are better options out there. I am extremely open for suggestions.
people's IP addresses change all the time. only one person can be using a IP address at a time.
people exchanging accounts will have nothing to do with their IP.
joe can log in today from one IP and tomorrow he will be using a different one and bob could be using the IP that joe had yesterday.
so, trying to control the sharing of account logins by trying to regulate IPs is a waste of time.
Did you actually check the entries in the sessions table?nikolayjs wrote:Unfortunately, I can't get it to work as one session per computer. I was able to login with the same username on 2 browsers and even on my phone.
Do you mean the session table in the database? What should I look for in there?david63 wrote:Did you actually check the entries in the sessions table?nikolayjs wrote:Unfortunately, I can't get it to work as one session per computer. I was able to login with the same username on 2 browsers and even on my phone.
Yes - that is the only place that I am aware of where you can actually see the active sessions.nikolayjs wrote:Do you mean the session table in the database?
user_id would be a starting point - then check on IP address, etc.nikolayjs wrote: What should I look for in there?
There can be multiple sessions for the same user from the same computer and/or IP: by using different browsers, so different cookies can be set; or if cookies are disabled; there are also browser plugins that allow it.david63 wrote:That is the case anywat - as far as I am aware.nikolayjs wrote:in the ideal case to allow only one active session per computer
So, if there were multiple members at a university, company, hospital, etc, who would likely all be using the same proxy, only one could login at a time?nikolayjs wrote:and in the ideal case to allow only one active session per computer
Sorry I am kind of a noob. What do you mean by "With persistent logins"? Does it have something to do with cookies? And does it mean I can't have my private forum restricted for multi-logins with the same username at the same time?Brf wrote:But with Persistent logins, you are always logged in.