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#36801 Admin Tools - Temp Super Users - Showing on Front End

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Joe Can Do

Is there any way to permanently stop temp usernames from displaying on the front end?

For example, all Super User's usernames are being displayed on EasyDiscuss by StackIdeas:

   - URL: Siriwan - YouDiscuss - Discussion Forums for Travelling

 

tampe125
Akeeba Staff

Hello,

I'm sorry but that's not possible. Those are just regular Joomla users, the only difference is that Admin Tools will keep track of them and disable when they expire.

You should contact EasyDiscuss developers and ask them if there's a way to filter out disabled/blocked users.

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

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Joe Can Do

Understood.

 

The Temp Super User's Username probably shows on all Joomla modules publishing users, like most of them.

Figured there is a way to Manually stop the Super User's Username from displaying in the front end, but that would require the admin to manually complete each of the following tasks for each new temp password::

   1. Manually add each Super User's Username block

   2. Manually delete each Super User's Username block when expired

   3. Go to the next extension, and repeat 1 and  2

   3. Likely, I don't know, manually delete the temp Super User from the Joomla that Akeeba added?

So following the Akeeba Rules for Safekeeping to prevent Webcracking, could potentially require an administrator to make up to 5 temp passwords for 5 different extensions and make about 103 (estimate) separate entries to manage the temp passwords. 

 

However, if that is the way it is, suppose, we got to live with it. 

 

Feel Free to Close this Ticket.

 

PS: Admin Tools v7.1.3-dev202203140931-rev6b32ef8d is still not compatible with PHP 8 the last time I checked.

tampe125
Akeeba Staff

For the records, temporary Super Users are automatically blocked inside Joomla when they expire.

It's not possible to automatically delete them since they could have created some records inside the site. Since Joomla doesn't prevent you to delete a user that has attached data, you could end up with "orphan" content. 

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

🇮🇹Italian: native 🇬🇧English: good • 🕐 My time zone is Europe / Rome (UTC +1)
Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!

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