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Mod Version: 2.2, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (10 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 108
Released: 19 Sep 2006 Last Update: 15 Oct 2007 Downloads: 314
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External Data Provider Usergroup/Cookie Setting 2.2


About this hack:
This hack allows you to set what usergroup external.php gets permissions from. This is a great hack for administrators who don't allow guests to view their forum. Using this hack you can set what usergroup it should get permissions from. I'm sure your users want RSS feeds!

There is now an option to have the browser look for cookies to get permissions from.

Administrators who allow guests to view their forum but with barley any permissions, this hack will also help you.
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  • Time to install: 5 seconds

Updates:

Version 2.0 (9/19/06):
  • Release of this hack for vb 3.6.
  • Option to use Cookies to get permissions.

Version 2.1 (9/22/06):
  • Fixed bug with cookie prefixes

Version 2.2 (10/14/07):
  • If using cookies to get usergroupid to get posts, it will now verify passwords to avoid users who edit cookies.

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External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting Abe1 vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 13 19 Sep 2006 22:34

  #46  
Old 18 Apr 2008, 05:36
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This compliments my Site Map hack greatly. Thank you, sir.
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  #47  
Old 18 Apr 2008, 05:53
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One question: If someone plays with the links long enough and can find a forumid that is not listed for them, they can subscribe to that RSS feed. I like being able to see all the feeds for whatever areas I am entitled to see, hidden or not, but I would rather not have everyone be able to subscribe to the feeds they can't see by playing with the links in the address bar. Is it possible to stop that?
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 03:09
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Uninstalled since there seems to be no support.
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 05:18
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
One question: If someone plays with the links long enough and can find a forumid that is not listed for them, they can subscribe to that RSS feed. I like being able to see all the feeds for whatever areas I am entitled to see, hidden or not, but I would rather not have everyone be able to subscribe to the feeds they can't see by playing with the links in the address bar. Is it possible to stop that?
Not sure what you mean exactly.
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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Old 23 Apr 2008, 11:14
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
One question: If someone plays with the links long enough and can find a forumid that is not listed for them, they can subscribe to that RSS feed. I like being able to see all the feeds for whatever areas I am entitled to see, hidden or not, but I would rather not have everyone be able to subscribe to the feeds they can't see by playing with the links in the address bar. Is it possible to stop that?
How about making those forums that are not listed not searchable? I donīt know if the RSS feed will get info from those.

Just a hint.
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Old 25 Apr 2008, 19:15
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Originally Posted by J98680B2423E View Post
How about making those forums that are not listed not searchable? I donīt know if the RSS feed will get info from those.

Just a hint.
I want them to be searchable for anyone who has access to them and not for those that don't.

Originally Posted by Abe1 View Post
Not sure what you mean exactly.
An example would be my Staff forum which is not open to the general public. When I use this mod, if they know the link to the Staff forums that can get a feed from it, even though they are not set up to view the forum.
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Old 25 Apr 2008, 19:24
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
I want them to be searchable for anyone who has access to them and not for those that don't.



An example would be my Staff forum which is not open to the general public. When I use this mod, if they know the link to the Staff forums that can get a feed from it, even though they are not set up to view the forum.
All has to do with what you set. If you set to use the cookie, then they wont be able to. If you set the usergroup to be a high ranking one, then you are in trouble.
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #53  
Old 25 Apr 2008, 19:31
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I have it set to use usergroup 1. I left the settings at the defualt on install.
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 04:55
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Any word on what is happening with this?
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  #55  
Old 28 Apr 2008, 04:58
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If you set to usergroup 1, then they should not be able to see the restricted forums.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #56  
Old 28 Apr 2008, 05:15
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It is set to one and they can not see the restricted forums in the listing. But if they know the forumid of a restricted forum and enter the link in the address bar, they can view AND subscribe to a restricted forum.
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Old 04 May 2008, 14:12
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
It is set to one and they can not see the restricted forums in the listing. But if they know the forumid of a restricted forum and enter the link in the address bar, they can view AND subscribe to a restricted forum.
Not if usergroup 1 can't see it.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #58  
Old 04 May 2008, 14:47
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Then I should use the usergroup setting and not the cookie override setting? Because at the default settings with the hack, that is how it worked on my site.
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Old 04 May 2008, 15:27
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
Then I should use the usergroup setting and not the cookie override setting? Because at the default settings with the hack, that is how it worked on my site.
If you use the cookie override, only you will be able to subscribe to those areas. No-one that does not have permission will be able to.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #60  
Old 04 May 2008, 15:32
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Yes and when I logged out, I copied the link to the staff area in the address bar and it brought it all up on the page for me while seeing it as a guest.
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