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Solution for password protecting a page that multiple people can access with sin...

Hello,

We have a page with content that needs to be password protected. Although not common practice or usually good security, the business case and context indicates that the best solution is

  • a single username/email address and password shared by everyone who needs access to the content
  • therefore multiple people should be able to log in at the same time

We originally thought that the Members addon would work but I believe there is session hijacking protection built into the Members addon that would continually log people out when the next person logs in?

If so, is there any way of turning off session hijacking or is there a more suitable solution?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Martin Jewiss

Martin Jewiss 0 points

  • 1 year ago

When requested for that sort of setup, we generally put the file in its own folder and protect it with server 'htaccess' security.

Graham Street said:

When requested for that sort of setup, we generally put the file in its own folder and protect it with server 'htaccess' security.

That might be a solution Graham, I'd like to keep everything within Perch (or at least using the same UI as the rest of the site) if possible.

Simon Clay

Simon Clay 127 points

I made a basic password protected page that you can download and might be able to adapt to suit your purposes.

https://www.sly-design.co.uk/perch-cms/

Simon Clay said:

I made a basic password protected page that you can download and might be able to adapt to suit your purposes.

https://www.sly-design.co.uk/perch-cms/

Thanks Simon, I'll take a look.