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Can you Password a Forum section?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by surfsup, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    I searched and cant find a thread on it....haha...but is it possible?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    Creating custom usergroups sounds like a much better option though.
  3. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    So your saying out of my 12,000+ members I have to separate the registered members in order to view a certain forum? How stupid!
  4. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    That's how forum permissions work.
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    So you're saying it's going to be much more effective to give some of your forum members a special password that they can potentially leak out and give to other forum members?

    What's the criteria for getting access to this forum?

    You must have some way of disseminating a password to them so there must be some way of identifying them. Is it post count, trophy points, registration date, their age?

    In my mind giving a password out to individuals is no different to giving some of them a special user group.

    If you're more clear on exactly what you want to achieve and why we may be able to advise a way to automate it.
  6. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well I stand corrected.

    But I still think usergroup permissions are way more effective.

    Thanks ragtek.

    It would be really useful if xfrocks put that add-on in the Resource Manager with a more descriptive name.
  8. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    No, basically it's a password protected room where anyone can have the password if they want to join into the discussion or not, because the room is basically a 'Flame' room for heated debates.
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Oh ok.

    That sounds fun :D

    Yeah that add-on ragtek posted that I had no idea of its existence will help you.
    CyclingTribe and surfsup like this.
  10. Jake Hakoda Shirley

    Jake Hakoda Shirley Active Member

    So that add-on allows ANY moderator to set/remove passwords. Is there a way I can edit this to check that only users of that specific forum can set/alter the password?

    EDIT: Never mind, this add-on works very well.

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