Is there a way to require access codes on sign-up or password-protect categories?

I’ve set up Discourse and don’t see an option to require an access-code on sign-up, perhaps through a plugin? Or can I password-protect categories? Basically I want to make a private Discourse site where I don’t have to approve each and every user. I suppose I could try using .htaccess…

Edit: Using a .htaccess on Document Root gives an internal server configuration error, so that’s a no-go it seems.

No this isn’t supported.

The categories security uses groups. You can manage groups trough:

  • admin interface
  • you can delegate it to group admin
  • Using API
  • Using bulk add
  • Using SSO Not Yet
  • Using an existing plugin
  • Creating a plugin
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