Simultaneous Logins

Discussion in 'Pre-Sales Questions' started by David, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. David

    David Guest

    In the features table it states: "Automatically monitor visitors with the same username/password. If the configured limit is reached, the account is disabled instantly."

    I cannot find any reference to this in the control panel. How is this set up, please?
  2. abbeyvet

    abbeyvet New Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    There are two steps to doing this and a number of options.

    1. In Setup/Configuration > Advanced
    In the "Maximum count of different IP" enter the maximum number of IP addresses that any one user can use in a given period to access content.
    In the "Count IP for ... hours" enter the number of hours during which this limit applies.

    Bear in mind that many users will have a different IP each time they login and allow for that. You will know your users and be able to decide what works for yourself.

    2. In the User Information there are three options for IP locking on a user by user basis:

    No (default): means not-locked, user has access as defined above
    Yes: means locked - user's access is suspended
    Disable Autolock for this User: User will be able to connect using as
    many different IP addresses as they wish.

    If you are using .htpasswd protection, there is another step to make sure all this works, which you will find more about here:
  3. David

    David Guest

    Thank you abbeyvet - I appreciate your detailed response.

  4. neo

    neo Guest

    What happens in the IPB plugin when this limit is reached? Does amember do anything to the IPB group membership?

  5. alex-adm

    alex-adm Guest

    No, unfortunately, this locking doesn't affect plugins yet. We're going to fix it in future versions.

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