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Linking other users account

by Morgorn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:22 pm

Hi !

Thank You very much for the great work you did !

We are actually using an other module for account switching which is not ported to the PhpBB 3.2 ;)

Fortunately and thx to you, now we can move to the last version of phpBB !

I would like to know if it is possible to add the possibility for an admin or moderator to link any account to any account ? I mean, not only your mean account to another one but two account of other users between them ?

I know that is a security purpose but it would make the life of an admin (me for exemple ;)) much more easy ;)

We had this option with the old module and it helps a lot !! (We are a RolePlaying forum and we have a lot of characters...).

Thx for your work again ;)
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Re: Linking other users account

by Flerex » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:57 pm

Actually, it looks like a great idea. Working on it! Should be available in version 1.1.0.
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Re: Linking other users account

by potku » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:51 am

We actually have the same question but more like in reverse. :)

Our moderators can do their job with their personal accounts. However, if they want to post a moderator message, they will do so using a single Moderator account. For that, this EXT is priceless. :)

But it seems that all the personal accounts linked to the Moderator account are also linked. Is this intentional?
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Re: Linking other users account

by Flerex » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:39 pm

Yes @potku, it is intentional.

Account links are bidirectional by design. This is so that switching between accounts can be done easily, without having to create multiple links to switch back. It is also this way so that everybody is always aware that their account is linked to another one, as a security measure.

If more people ask for unidirectional links I'll consider implementing it, as long as I can find a way to always show to an account that another account can access it through a link.
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Re: Linking other users account

by potku » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:36 am

Thank you for your reply. This is still useful to us because we have more than a 100 accounts that have been created only for marketing classes, seminars and the like, so the real users behind those accounts can now switch between the two with ease. Thanks. :)
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