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How to set up group password in WordPress? (5 posts)

  1. akulavolk
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm wondering if there's a way to set up a "group" login/password of sorts. Basically, it would be a user name (like "buyer" "press" or "QA") that is shared by multiple people. This account would have a password set by the administrator and would not have privileges to change their password or account in any way.

    I realize that single-user logins are more secure, but they're a hassle for some of my users. I'm just looking to turn WordPress into a simple download restriction server. I have photos and info sheets that are too large to e-mail. I don't want to post them on a general access web server, though, for all users/search engines to troll. If press or a buyer want to get a file, I'd like to be able to send them a link with a login/password so they can visually browse and download the file(s) they want.

    Yes, there's a chance they could possibly leak this login info, but the info being restricted isn't THAT secure...it's just not fully public.

    FTP and .htaccess + web password are too complicated for many of these users, and complicate browsing, so a single page showing clickable downloads would be perfect. FTP users can change their password...

    The Drain Hole plugin looks promising, but limits restriction to category of user vs. a single user or grouping (i.e. "Contributer" vs. "Press" or "Buyers" group).

    Anyone know of a way to set up group logins like this, or another solution that would allow group-login based downloads through WordPress? It's important to restrict hot linking to files and other workarounds. It's important for only the administrator to administer the account.

    Thanks.

  2. westy808
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am hoping to find the same. Or a plugin that would allow more than one password per protected page.

  3. skuldugary
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would also like this functionality. Apparently it does not exist? Even a negative would be useful, as it would prevent me from uselessly searching the web..

  4. westy808
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Even a negative would be useful, as it would prevent me from uselessly searching the web..

    sure would be nice

  5. fabioassis
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Bump for this answer.

    Hello, mods?

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