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Automatically logging a user into a password protected category or forum

If you have password protected your forum or password protected a category, you can automatically log a user into the password protected area by sending them to a custom log in URL.

You can make a hidden request to the custom log in URL by using a small image tag on the page.

The log in URL is:
http://USERNAME.websitetoolbox.com/?forum=FORUM&section=CATEGORY&pass=PASSWORD&action=enterlogin&done=1&remember=REMEMBER

  1. If you have purchased a managed domain or you are using a subdomain on your existing domain name, use that domain name instead of "USERNAME.websitetoolbox.com".
  2. USERNAME should be replaced by your Website Toolbox username.
  3. CATEGORY should be replaced by the ID number of the category.
  4. PASSWORD should be replaced by the password of the category.
  5. REMEMBER should be kept blank or replaced by the word "checked". The latter will cause the user to automatically be logged into the forum each time they visit.

If you are setting up the auto-log in for the entire forum and not an individual category, then the CATEGORY should be left blank.

Note: All symbols within the field values must be properly encoded. For example, spaces must be replaced by %20. More information...

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