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How to track/identify visitors?

Marcus

Well-known member
#1
How can I distinguish visitors? I thought about storing the initial IP address. Do you have any idea if there is a build-in solution for distinguishing users?
PHP:
    $visitor = XenForo_Visitor::getInstance()->toArray();
     
     ZEND_DEBUG::dump($visitor);
PHP:
array(48) {
  ["user_id"] => int(0)
  ["username"] => string(0) ""
  ["email"] => string(0) ""
  ["gender"] => string(0) ""
  ["language_id"] => int(0)
  ["style_id"] => string(1) "3"
  ["timezone"] => string(13) "Europe/London"
  ["visible"] => int(1)
  ["user_group_id"] => int(1)
  ["secondary_group_ids"] => string(0) ""
  ["display_style_group_id"] => int(1)
  ["permission_combination_id"] => int(1)
  ["message_count"] => int(0)
  ["conversations_unread"] => int(0)
  ["register_date"] => int(0)
  ["last_activity"] => int(0)
  ["trophy_points"] => int(0)
  ["alerts_unread"] => int(0)
  ["avatar_date"] => int(0)
  ["avatar_width"] => int(0)
  ["avatar_height"] => int(0)
  ["user_state"] => string(5) "valid"
  ["is_moderator"] => int(0)
  ["is_admin"] => int(0)
  ["is_banned"] => int(0)
  ["like_count"] => int(0)
  ["dob_day"] => int(0)
  ["dob_month"] => int(0)
  ["dob_year"] => int(0)
  ["csrf_token"] => string(0) ""
  ["facebook_auth_id"] => int(0)
  ["custom_fields"] => string(0) ""
  ["show_dob_year"] => int(0)
  ["show_dob_date"] => int(0)
  ["content_show_signature"] => string(1) "0"
  ["receive_admin_email"] => int(0)
  ["default_watch_state"] => string(0) ""
  ["is_discouraged"] => int(0)
  ["enable_rte"] => int(1)
  ["enable_flash_uploader"] => int(1)
  ["csrf_token_page"] => string(0) ""
  ["global_permission_cache"] => string(1918) "a:6:{s:11:"profilePost";a:14:{s:9:"deleteAny";b:0;s:13:"hardDeleteAny";b:0;s:8:"undelete";b:0;s:7:"editAny";b:0;s:16:"approveUnapprove";b:0;s:13:"viewModerated";b:0;s:11:"viewDeleted";b:0;s:4:"view";b:1;s:4:"like";b:0;s:9:"manageOwn";b:0;s:4:"post";b:0;s:9:"deleteOwn";b:0;s:7:"editOwn";b:0;s:4:"warn";b:0;}s:6:"avatar";a:2:{s:11:"maxFileSize";i:0;s:7:"allowed";b:0;}s:7:"general";a:17:{s:13:"editSignature";b:0;s:4:"view";b:1;s:8:"viewNode";b:1;s:7:"viewIps";b:0;s:17:"bypassUserPrivacy";b:0;s:11:"viewProfile";b:1;s:6:"search";b:1;s:9:"cleanSpam";b:0;s:14:"maxTaggedUsers";i:0;s:11:"viewWarning";b:0;s:4:"warn";b:0;s:13:"manageWarning";b:0;s:11:"editProfile";b:1;s:15:"editCustomTitle";b:0;s:21:"followModerationRules";b:1;s:16:"bypassFloodCheck";b:0;s:6:"report";b:0;}s:5:"forum";a:26:{s:18:"stickUnstickThread";b:0;s:15:"manageAnyThread";b:0;s:10:"viewOthers";b:1;s:11:"viewContent";b:1;s:4:"like";b:0;s:10:"postThread";b:0;s:9:"postReply";b:0;s:15:"deleteOwnThread";b:0;s:13:"deleteOwnPost";b:0;s:11:"editOwnPost";b:0;s:20:"editOwnPostTimeLimit";i:0;s:18:"editOwnThreadTitle";b:0;s:14:"viewAttachment";b:0;s:16:"uploadAttachment";b:0;s:8:"votePoll";b:0;s:16:"approveUnapprove";b:0;s:13:"viewModerated";b:0;s:16:"lockUnlockThread";b:0;s:11:"viewDeleted";b:0;s:17:"hardDeleteAnyPost";b:0;s:11:"editAnyPost";b:0;s:19:"hardDeleteAnyThread";b:0;s:15:"deleteAnyThread";b:0;s:13:"deleteAnyPost";b:0;s:8:"undelete";b:0;s:4:"warn";b:0;}s:12:"conversation";a:7:{s:5:"start";b:0;s:11:"editAnyPost";b:0;s:12:"alwaysInvite";b:0;s:16:"uploadAttachment";b:0;s:11:"editOwnPost";b:0;s:20:"editOwnPostTimeLimit";i:0;s:13:"maxRecipients";i:0;}s:9:"signature";a:14:{s:9:"basicText";b:0;s:12:"extendedText";b:0;s:5:"align";b:0;s:4:"list";b:0;s:5:"image";b:0;s:4:"link";b:0;s:5:"media";b:0;s:5:"block";b:0;s:12:"maxPrintable";i:0;s:8:"maxLinks";i:0;s:8:"maxLines";i:0;s:9:"maxImages";i:0;s:10:"maxSmilies";i:0;s:11:"maxTextSize";i:0;}}"
  ["customFields"] => array(0) {
  }
  ["isTrusted"] => bool(false)
  ["referer"] => NULL
  ["from_search"] => bool(false)
  ["ignoredUsers"] => array(0) {
  }
  ["permissions"] => array(6) {
    ["profilePost"] => array(14) {
      ["deleteAny"] => bool(false)
      ["hardDeleteAny"] => bool(false)
      ["undelete"] => bool(false)
      ["editAny"] => bool(false)
      ["approveUnapprove"] => bool(false)
      ["viewModerated"] => bool(false)
      ["viewDeleted"] => bool(false)
      ["view"] => bool(true)
      ["like"] => bool(false)
      ["manageOwn"] => bool(false)
      ["post"] => bool(false)
      ["deleteOwn"] => bool(false)
      ["editOwn"] => bool(false)
      ["warn"] => bool(false)
    }
    ["avatar"] => array(2) {
      ["maxFileSize"] => int(0)
      ["allowed"] => bool(false)
    }
    ["general"] => array(17) {
      ["editSignature"] => bool(false)
      ["view"] => bool(true)
      ["viewNode"] => bool(true)
      ["viewIps"] => bool(false)
      ["bypassUserPrivacy"] => bool(false)
      ["viewProfile"] => bool(true)
      ["search"] => bool(true)
      ["cleanSpam"] => bool(false)
      ["maxTaggedUsers"] => int(0)
      ["viewWarning"] => bool(false)
      ["warn"] => bool(false)
      ["manageWarning"] => bool(false)
      ["editProfile"] => bool(true)
      ["editCustomTitle"] => bool(false)
      ["followModerationRules"] => bool(true)
      ["bypassFloodCheck"] => bool(false)
      ["report"] => bool(false)
    }
    ["forum"] => array(26) {
      ["stickUnstickThread"] => bool(false)
      ["manageAnyThread"] => bool(false)
      ["viewOthers"] => bool(true)
      ["viewContent"] => bool(true)
      ["like"] => bool(false)
      ["postThread"] => bool(false)
      ["postReply"] => bool(false)
      ["deleteOwnThread"] => bool(false)
      ["deleteOwnPost"] => bool(false)
      ["editOwnPost"] => bool(false)
      ["editOwnPostTimeLimit"] => int(0)
      ["editOwnThreadTitle"] => bool(false)
      ["viewAttachment"] => bool(false)
      ["uploadAttachment"] => bool(false)
      ["votePoll"] => bool(false)
      ["approveUnapprove"] => bool(false)
      ["viewModerated"] => bool(false)
      ["lockUnlockThread"] => bool(false)
      ["viewDeleted"] => bool(false)
      ["hardDeleteAnyPost"] => bool(false)
      ["editAnyPost"] => bool(false)
      ["hardDeleteAnyThread"] => bool(false)
      ["deleteAnyThread"] => bool(false)
      ["deleteAnyPost"] => bool(false)
      ["undelete"] => bool(false)
      ["warn"] => bool(false)
    }
    ["conversation"] => array(7) {
      ["start"] => bool(false)
      ["editAnyPost"] => bool(false)
      ["alwaysInvite"] => bool(false)
      ["uploadAttachment"] => bool(false)
      ["editOwnPost"] => bool(false)
      ["editOwnPostTimeLimit"] => int(0)
      ["maxRecipients"] => int(0)
    }
    ["signature"] => array(14) {
      ["basicText"] => bool(false)
      ["extendedText"] => bool(false)
      ["align"] => bool(false)
      ["list"] => bool(false)
      ["image"] => bool(false)
      ["link"] => bool(false)
      ["media"] => bool(false)
      ["block"] => bool(false)
      ["maxPrintable"] => int(0)
      ["maxLinks"] => int(0)
      ["maxLines"] => int(0)
      ["maxImages"] => int(0)
      ["maxSmilies"] => int(0)
      ["maxTextSize"] => int(0)
    }
  }
}
 

James

Well-known member
#4
I don't think anything is built in, though it shouldn't be too hard to push the IP address into the visitor array.