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Not a bug Private Forum / are RSS feeds private ?

To clarify, is it possible to use an external RSS reader to subscribe to an RSS feed of a private forum if you have access to it? Or would this only work with the RSS functionality built into a web browser that you're actively logged into the site with?


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As Jake said...
The outgoing feeds obey forum permissions of the currently logged in user.
The ability to view an RSS feed is wholly dependant on the permissions you have as a member (or guest) on an XF forum. Same as all other content.
Thanks. I'm not questioning the content of the RSS feeds. I understand the content of the feed will contain the resources that the user has access to.

I'd like to know if a standalone RSS reader exists that would be able to access & authenticate to a private Xenforo forum. Since the security is coming from the web application (and not the web server), I'm assuming this won't work, right?