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Multiple Account Detection

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by g0rn, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. g0rn

    g0rn Well-Known Member

    This modification sets a special cookie which is not cleared on logout and tracks which accounts are used on the same computer and browser. The idea is mostly similar to the Multiple account login detector (AE Detector) vBulletin modification.
    This modification currently does not utilize any kind of IP checks neither it prevents users from registering, but it's possible that these features will be implemented in future.

    • Notify selected users using Private Conversations system about detected accounts.
    • Notify staff by creating a thread in the selected forum.
    • Automatically ban an account if any of the accounts used on the same computer are banned.
    • Require manual approval for multiple accounts.
    • Select ignored users and user groups (primary or secondary).
    • Select cookie name.
    1. Upload MultipleAccountDetection folder to your XenForo's library folder.
    2. Import XML file as an Add-On (Admin Control Panel -> Install Add-On).
    3. Configure the detection in Multiple Account Detection options group in Admin Control Panel.
    1. Upload MultipleAccountDetection folder to your XenForo's library folder (make sure you overwrite the old files).
    2. Admin Control Panel -> Manage Add-Ons -> Multiple Account Detection -> Select "Upgrade" and import an XML file.
    Change log:
    v1.0.0 — 13 October 2010:
    • Initial release
    v1.0.1 — 16 October 2010
    • Added an option that allows you to require manual approval of multiple accounts
    • Small fixes
    This add-on is distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

    Please feel free to post here your questions and suggestions.

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  2. RvG

    RvG Active Member

    woot! finally! :)
  3. Awesome-o

    Awesome-o Active Member

    damn, that took forever! ;)
  4. Adder

    Adder Active Member

    g0rn, no russian version? :)
  5. g0rn

    g0rn Well-Known Member

    I'll translate it soon. Maybe tomorrow :)
    feldon30, CyberAP and Adder like this.
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Very nice and an add-on I used previously. Nice work. :)
  7. dmnkhhn

    dmnkhhn Active Member

    I pressed 'Like' but I wanted to express 'Love'. Thank you! :)
  8. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    Typo in screenshot 3... "One of the accounts you use..."

    Thanks for this though, will definitely use it in the future :_
    g0rn likes this.
  9. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    Awesome sauce, thanks very much for this :D.

    One thing I would prefer is to not have the message they were banned because they had a previous account that was, this IMO gives them a clue. Would rather they just get a standard ban message.
  10. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Or "You are Busted for Creating Multiple Account " might be good i guess we can change that message ourself too once the add-on is installed.
  11. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    True we probably can. From past experience banned users will try just about anything to get back in, especially if they're angry people. I would just have the message "You have been banned" - possibly with a few choice expletives ;), give them no clue as to why.
  12. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    Pop in a little SWF audio widget that plays Hit the Road Jack
    Dean likes this.
  13. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    I completly re-wrote the original for use on my vb forum. One thing I added, thats similar to the feature you have added is that multiple users in non exempted usergroups are automatically moderated when detected. A staff member will then only re-enable them if they give a satisfactory explanation (there can be genuine reasons for tripping this).
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  14. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    can it detect same ips under two or several accounts
  15. Trekkan

    Trekkan Well-Known Member

    One of the things I have setup (using the vB mod you mentioned) is that it doesn't actually do any actions, but just informs ME of what's going on. There are times that I allow dupe accounts in because it allows me to monitor and catch some things I wouldn't of otherwise. So my question is, is it possible to only report, to the admin instead of report to the user and take action?
  16. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    I agree with this because we had friends and family use each other's computer.
  17. g0rn

    g0rn Well-Known Member

    You can edit or even blank the phrase called "one_of_your_accounts_is_banned".
    Currently it does not detect IPs, but it's possible it will be implemented in future.
    Yes, you can disable auto-ban option and it will only report about detections but won't ban anyone even if another account is banned.
  18. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

    can you also move them to a specific usergroup, which is under moderation.

    thanks for making this add-on :)
  19. g0rn

    g0rn Well-Known Member

    Version 1.0.1 released!
    • Added an option that allows you to require manual approval of multiple accounts
    • Small fixes
  20. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    installed easily enough, but the error is pretty cryptic:


    Please enter a valid value for this option.

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