Support » Plugin: Participants Database » Password log in for participant

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  • Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    I get this question a lot, but the plugin doesn’t have any kind of log in capability. You can put the [pdb_record] shortcode on a page that needs to be logged in to see, but you will still need the private link to tell the shortcode which record to show.

    What is your reason for needing this? Do you have security concerns with the private link?

    Wouldn’t it be more user friendly and secure for participants to edit their info by going to a login area somewhere on the database list page and enter a user id and password than having to remember their a private link?

    The way the edit info page is currently accessed with an easily accessed ‘private’ link is not secure and vulnerable for anyone to come across and change. At least with a login, it would better secure the participants info from this vulnerability, no?

    Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    It’s not vulnerable. It might seem so, but the code is practically unguessable, and unless the email containing the private link is intercepted or something, no-one but the intended recipient will have it. They shouldn’t have to remember it, they just save the email.

    On top of that, this plugin is not designed for data requiring high security. If you want people to store highly sensitive data, don’t use this plugin for that.

    There’s a great plugin for giving non-admin users a login and profile called “Front End Users.”



    Thanks for your replies guys!

    The reason I wanted a log in and password is for security purposes and also for convenience sake. For example; if the participants are outside and they couldn’t access their email, they would still be able to edit their details.
    Thanks for the recommendation xnau! I’ll check it out. =)

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