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Register: Require Passcode (vB4)
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by Eric (Coder/Designer) Eric is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 28
Released: 07 May 2011 Last Update: Never Downloads: 121
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This mod was made by paid request of jgrakowski. Once the mod was completed, he asked me to release it for everyone.

What is this?
This mod will allow you to require a user registering to the forum to enter an admin defined passcode during the registration process.

Should be pretty self-explanatory

This mod should work with vB versions 4.0.8+ (I've not tested on versions prior to 4.0.8).

1. Extract the contents of the zip file.
2. Upload the contents of the `upload` folder to your forum root.
3. Enter your AdminCP and go to Plugins & Products > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
4. Import the product using the `product-register_passcode-vb4.xml` file.
5. Go to Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> (your style) -> Edit the "register" template and find:

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Above that, add:

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6. Configure the mod in AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> User Registration Options

In many cases, all you'll need to do to upgrade is follow the installation instructions above.

The only difference, will be you'll need to allow the files to overwrite. Also, when re-importing the product file, you'll need to set "Allow Overwrite" to "Yes".

Version 1.0.0, 05/07/2011
  • Initial release.

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Old 07 May 2011, 13:03
sulasno sulasno is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
tagged and thanks

is the special code generated automatically or does one has to request for a code from the Admin ? would defeat the purpose for a public forum though I think it's good for a private forum
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Old 07 May 2011, 15:24
mitch84 mitch84 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
hi, great mod but 1 pass by registration/new member it's possible for a future update?
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Old 08 May 2011, 13:31
GeorgeB85 GeorgeB85 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
This would be good, but since the code is indefinitely always the same, unless the person who created the pass code changes it, it isn't fool proof.

A real person, could get the pass code, register, and then since it doesn't change. Use the same passcode to create tons of bots to spam the heck out of the forums.

This is why I love Valters Advanced Registration mod. The password changes each time a new invitation is sent out, and the pass code can only work with the email address it was sent to.

Also, if a real human did register, then send a bunch of invitations out and registered as bots, you could delete them all, and the user, as there is a log of all invitations sent out, that states who the user is that sent out the invitation.
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Old 26 May 2011, 19:55
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Eric Eric is offline
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This was made by request and released by request. It does nothing more than what is in the description - if you look at the screenshots it is obvious the pass only changes when the admin changes it. This has nothing to do with invitations. The person who requested this mod uses it for a game server, and they must know the game server pass or key to register - hence Register Passcode.
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 22:07
jgrakowski jgrakowski is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
the reason is mostly to stop spam bots and such from registering 100 accounts, and so i dont have to moderate registration for the same reason. and to not muddle up and slow down registration. that was the only purpose.
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Old 03 Oct 2011, 12:31
getwhatuask4 getwhatuask4 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
What is the difference between this and simply setting the human verification to Q&A during the registration process, and making the Q: 'what is the passcode?', and the A to whatever passcode you choose??

Have I missed something obvious?
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Old 28 Jan 2014, 18:30
jgrakowski jgrakowski is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
its just more official and separate than that, more pronounced.
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Old 22 May 2014, 19:55
Frosti Frosti is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Is there a way to code this further so that a wrong passcode doesn't allow anyone to even fill out the rest of the registration page???

like putting those <if> tag things around it or something?

or giving the passcode it's own submit button before moving on with registration?

BTW, I love this as is anyway... but it would be the ultimate if it didn't allow anyone past it if wrong.
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Old 16 Mar 2018, 10:25
Ratne Ratne is offline
Join Date: Jul 2011
is there a way to insert this code

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in mobile theme too?

just put in your registration mobile theme after this:

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this code

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