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Is there a way to prevent access from multiple users that use the same log in credentials?

Thread began 5/18/2019 12:30 pm by jo271221 | Last modified 5/20/2019 2:28 pm by Ray Borduin | 26 views | 3 replies |

jo271221

Is there a way to prevent access from multiple users that use the same log in credentials?

I did search the forums and did not see any solutions however I also did not see any recent posts so maybe there has been new development?
Any insight on the topic is greatly appreciated.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Kind of, but it is not easily. You can log the IP address of logged in users and prevent login from more than one IP address at a time. Sites like Hulu do this and prevent more than 2-3 people watching at the same time. However if you aren't logged in at the exact same time, then it can be used by multiple users. The issue is that you don't know if it is multiple users using the same account or if it is the same user from multiple locations (home, office, cell).

One way to get around it is to put a limit on the number of searches or page views. Then users wouldn't want to share their login information since it would eat up their access.

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jo271221

I love the idea of the limit on searches or page views. Am I correct to assume this is done per logged in user? If we can do this and NOT limit # to all but apply limit per user I would be interested in paid support ticket to implement this. Please advise on time/cost.

Thank you!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Yes I can help with this. You just have to determine the limit and period and then schedule the hour. One hour should be enough.

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