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TOPIC: Restrict Certain Super Admins

Restrict Certain Super Admins 17 Jan 2018 08:18 #497

  • Rob
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You do not need to hack the source code, it is a standard Joomla! option at the back-end:
menu Users / Groups / Add New Group.
By default, the plug-in (if enabled) will block multiple log-ins also for the extra group.

Restrict Certain Super Admins 16 Jan 2018 22:49 #496

  • david dawson
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ok can you advise where in the source code i can change that?

I beieve i already found it i just need confirmation.

as a super user i already have db access which my client do not. so i can reset anything easily.

Restrict Certain Super Admins 16 Jan 2018 21:18 #495

  • Rob
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Dear David,
If I understand you correctly, you are in need of the option for the Login One! plug-in to prevent multiple log-ins for certain ('admin-defined' I suppose) Super User accounts. You are referring to 'super admin' accounts, but these do not exist in a standard J3 install.
On the plug-in product pages, as well as in the plug-in documentation, it is stated very clearly that Super Users are always allowed multiple log-ins. In other words: the plug-in does not (and cannot) restrict Super User accounts in their max number of concurrent log-ins. The reason for this is straight forward: a Super User should have access to both the website's front- and back-end at all times and without restriction, so that they cannot be locked out from the website.
Also, such option would be ineffective, because a Super User would have access to the Joomla! back-end and he/she could simply change the plug-in configuration to allow for multiple log-ins.

However, your goal can be achieved. I suggest that you create an additional and special 'Super Admin' user group to which you assign your paying clients, thus preventing multiple log-ins for these users.
If you need assistance in configuring this, please let us know by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EDIT: The Super User group that is never blocked by the plug-in, is the Joomla! 3.x default Super User group with ID #8.
If you create an additional user group, this will always have an ID that differs from #8 and it will therefore not be treated by the plug-in as the default Super User group and can therefore be denied multiple concurrent log-ins.
Last Edit: 17 Jan 2018 18:11 by Rob.

Restrict Certain Super Admins 16 Jan 2018 18:21 #494

  • deadlydave
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I just purchased the business edition in the hope that I could limit certain super admin accounts.

I just subscription based sites where the clients pay for each super admin account.

Therefore I need to be able to make them restricted.

Is there anyway to do this as it's essential for my needs?
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