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Re: Hidden/Password protected boards

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:20 am

No. Yes.

How would you be able to reach totally hidden forums at all?
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Re: Hidden/Password protected boards

Post by KevC » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:08 am

What's the bigger picture of what you're trying to do?

It's easy to make, for example, a VIP or admin area that the 'normal' users cannot see but specific people can.
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Re: Hidden/Password protected boards

Post by KevC » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:35 pm

You cannot access forums through the admin panel in that way.

They would need to be forums on the index like any other but you can set the permissions such that only the admin group can see them.

If you wanted an area private and separate from the rest of the site you cold just do a second installation that only the admins can access.
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Re: Hidden/Password protected boards

Post by stevemaury » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:19 pm

Also, permissions are a FAR better way to protect forums than passwords.

I also detect a possible nomenclature issue. phpbb.com/community is a "Board". [3.2.x] Support Forum is a "Forum". Hidden/Password protected boards is a "topic".
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