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Started by srs, March 01, 2024, 01:36:28 PM

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I currently use version 2.0.4

I want to be able to allow log in with a standard identity and password that can be used by everyone who wants to log in. This would allow me to publish this information in our journal rather than each member having to register individually.

Is it possible to set this up and for the administrator to then change the identity and password from time to time so that only current members can log in.

Thanks, John


Surely that's just 'create an account' and then turn off registration? Or even just create an account from the admin area?


I mean, sure, you can do that...but it's a really stupid idea, imnsho...

Incidentally, if you really are running 2.0.4 --- you need to update ASAP. There are known security issues which were fixed in the later versions

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Quote from: srs on March 01, 2024, 01:36:28 PMI currently use version 2.0.4
Is this a typo? If you're really on 2.0.4 then you are 15 versions behind in the 2.0.x line.
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I can think of quite a few possible issues with this setup, even though it's technically possible.
I would think that simply hiding the whole page behind a password would be easier and actually safer.
I also think SMF might not really be the right tool for the job here, perhaps something like Wordpress or Drupal would be a better fit for simply publishing content.
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Thank you each for the comments. I'll now ponder the best way forward.



Once you decide, if you have questions in regards to SMF, please start a new topic. :)

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