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Hey, is there a way to prevent members from sharing their account with other people?

I was wondering if exists a setting or plugin which sends an alert to admins if more than X IPs with different range successfully log into the same account.
I'm not aware of one, but it could be problematic; if I log on at home, at work and on my phone via 3G, that's 3 totally different IPs straight away. You might run the risk of blocking legit users. Also, if all these users used a proxy, they could well come from the same/similar IP addresses anyway, so it wouldn't have any effect.
There is not a default feature for this. The closest thing I can find is this: http://community.mybb.com/mods.php?action=view&pid=306
(03-24-2015, 12:22 PM)Matt. Wrote: [ -> ]I'm not aware of one, but it could be problematic; if I log on at home, at work and on my phone via 3G, that's 3 totally different IPs straight away. You might run the risk of blocking legit users. Also, if all these users used a proxy, they could well come from the same/similar IP addresses anyway, so it wouldn't have any effect.

I understand this, that's why i was thinking to set a limit to 5 different connections.
Proxies and VPN can be prohibited so that if user login using them it will be his fault.


(03-24-2015, 12:26 PM)dragonexpert Wrote: [ -> ]There is not a default feature for this.  The closest thing I can find is this: http://community.mybb.com/mods.php?action=view&pid=306

Thank you,
I'm uploading it as of now, i think it will be useful Smile