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How can we limiting who can register/post

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by KHarms, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. KHarms

    KHarms New Member

    I’ve looked over the docs but can’t seem to find a key need of mine.

    After we purchase and install your system, we would like to limit who can create or respond to threads to registered users. I think that is the way it works by default – correct? But how can we limit who can register? We want to limit that to registered users of our software. Is there an API we can build from that can query into our user database or if that can’t be done can we have the system in some way email our support person who can then deny/approve the registration after we manually look them up in our database?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Registration can be controlled via manual approval, which would require an administrator to approve new members.

    Integration with third party software would need a bridge, which would require custom development.
  3. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    What other third party software are you using?
  4. KHarms

    KHarms New Member

    Custom development how? Do you publish an API of how to implement an Add-In or Bridge or would this require custom development on your side?
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is no API.

    It would require custom development by you/your developer.
  6. KHarms

    KHarms New Member

    OK, I understand this but where would I have my developer begin? Is there any examples, documentation, or what? If possible I could use some help here to better understand what is possible and/or how much developer resources this will take. Some kind of an idea what this would take.
  7. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    A faster and easy method would be to add a Custom User Text Profile Field.(i.e. General Options=Field is Required & Show during registration) Then under Options, define a single Value Match Requirement such as…
    Simply email the registered users of your software the password (i.e. paSSword in this example), then no-one else can successfully register without it.

    An even simpler method might be to ask a question that only registered users of your software will know the answer to, and thus would be the only ones able to successfully fill-it-in.(i.e. First 3 characters of their serial number, First year of your copyright found under the 'About Software' dropdown link, etc.)
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
  8. JackSprite

    JackSprite New Member

    Are we able to put users into groups with xenforo and give those groups different privilages as I'd like to have private forums where only some people are allowed to post.

    Also I noticed on this forum that there are parts where only people with licenses are allowed to post. Is that easy to implement as I have a software that gives out licenses?

    Would it be easy to only allow registrations from people who have a software license?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it is achieved via permissions.

    It's a custom add-on for this site only, linked to the customer account system.
    It would be possible to implement something similar with custom development or an add-on.

    That would require custom development.

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