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New add-on: Multi Authenticator (Log-in from multiple computers)

edited May 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hello all,

I think this is an add-on you've al been waiting for! It will allow you to stay logged in from several computers. It replaces the original Authenticator and will store the verification data in another table.

Multi Authenticator 1.0

As it is not an extension, you will have to install it manually. This is a copy from the readme.txt:

Multi Authenticator

Version 1.0, By Jazzman (Maurice Krijtenberg) - May 24, 2006
This authenticator module will allow your users to login from multiple computers


  • STEP 1
    Create the table by using phpMyAdmin or any other sql client
    CREATE TABLE `LUM_UserVerification` ( `VerificationID` int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment, `UserID` int(10) NOT NULL, `VerificationKey` varchar(50) NOT NULL, `DateLastActive` datetime NOT NULL default '0000-00-00 00:00:00', PRIMARY KEY (`VerificationID`) )
  • STEP 2
    Copy the file "People.Class.MultiAuthenticator.php" to the Framework/People directory (the folder where the other Authenticator resides)
  • STEP 3
    Activate the new Authenticator by adding the following record to your "settings.php"
    $Configuration['AUTHENTICATION_MODULE'] = 'People/People.Class.MultiAuthenticator.php';


There is one option you can set in the People.Class.MultiAuthenticator.php which allows you to set how many computers can be logged in at once per user.
// Default $Configuration['MULTI_LOGINS'] = 3;
NOTE: Change the value inside the MultiAuthenticator.php or MOVE it to your settings.php. If you copy it to your settings.php the authenticator will override the setting as it is loaded after the settings.php.

Let me know if you find any bugs :)


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    edited May 2006
    I shudder to think about installing this on my old-ass copy of 0.9.3... Looks cool though!
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Vanilla 1 should support this already... for the record...
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    Oh god, that's funny.
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    see, this is why i only make extensions that nobody wants. because i know they'll never be duplicated in the core.
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    Doh!! :P Mark, how does one enable it? Or is it nog released yet, in the latest revision I mean :)
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    Jazzman, you have certainly done other add-ons people need, like Attachments :-D When you get the chance, could you take a look at a GD-image thumbnail solution for image attachments?
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