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How to restrict users by subdirectory multisite and still allow RSS (6 posts)

  1. ks4el
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK, I have multisite working with subdirectories and Restricted Site Access plugin to restrict sites independently. RSS works fine on an unrestriced site. The RSS feed for a restricted site understandably gives me the login page and the RSS reader doesn't know what to do with it.

    I can't imagine I'm the first to try this but I couldn't find an obvious solution to get this to work. I would think there'd be a way to get this to work and just have the user need to store the login in the RSS reader.

    Any thoughts on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.

  2. It;s called a feed key, that's what you're looking for. :)

  3. David Sader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/more-privacy-options/

    Feeds are password protected when privacy is enabled, the feed readers I tested prompt user for credentials, username and pass, and feeds are then unlocked.

  4. I thought maybe yours did that. :)

  5. ks4el
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Andrea and David, thanks for your replies.

    I'm using Mac Mail which from what I can tell does allow username and password to be asked for. The Restricted Site Access plugin generates a page for the */feed/ but it is a login page so the feed reader doesn't recognize the format since it's just a web page.

    I tried Feed Key which appears to require Members Only plugin to work. That, while it had a few things that were a little clumsy did indeed work. The only problem was that it was an all or nothing for the entire site and had no ability to have the top level open and only certain subdirectories restricted.

    I'll try the plugin David recommended next and see what happens.

    I had another thought after getting a little sleep last night. Perhaps I can just use htaccess approach, but I don't want the users to have to have one more password. So the trick there will be if I can find a way to get the normal user level approach to work with that.

    Thanks again!

  6. ks4el
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    On second thought, maybe I just switch to LDAP. It looks like WP, gallery, and apache will all work with LDAP. I think that's all I need.

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