Restrict access to particular users


(Dave Higgins) #1

I’ve imported a mybb forum and I would like to allow access to a couple of colleagues only, to test and check the result.
As far as I can see, the only way is to put these users in a group and change all the category permissions so only that group can view. Is this right?

I saw an old post about a nice-looking “restrict access” parameter :heart_eyes: which looks like it would do the job nicely, but I can’t see it any more in v1.6.


(Jay Pfaffman) #2

If you want to restrict all but a few people and security through obscurity (a secret domain name) isn’t sufficient, you could add control at the web server level, either though IP or an htpasswd file.


(Dave Higgins) #3

Yeah I could, but would rather use within-Discourse options if possible.