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#11 2020-12-21 11:19:24

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
Posts: 9,994
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Re: Admin-side login name - can it be an email address?

gaekwad wrote #327716:

There’s a collision risk of two people doing something on the same account on the same content at the same time, but it’s minimal.

There’s a collision risk of two people doing something from different accounts on the same content at the same time :) Not much we can do about that. We sort of guard against it in the Write panel, and it’d be interesting to note (if and when we permit multiple logins) whether changing something in one browser will cause the warning to appear in another browser using the same login.

EDIT: Interestingly, we could extend this to templates now. We added a lastmod field to pages, forms and styles for another part of the theme engine that never got implemented. By adding ‘lastmodby’ and sticking the author in there, we could then popup a warning if the content has been modified by someone else in the meantime.

If people are sharing accounts, that’s understandable

My guess is this is the main rationale behind the restriction. Especially publisher accounts: we don’t want sharing under normal circumstances.

So how about a yes/no pref? Enable multiple logins from the same account? With it set to No by default to preserve today’s world?

Last edited by Bloke (2020-12-21 11:21:38)


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#12 2020-12-21 11:21:51

gaekwad
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From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
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Re: Admin-side login name - can it be an email address?

Bloke wrote #327720:

So how about a yes/no pref? Enable multiple logins from the same account? With it set to No by default to preserve today’s world?

Subject to security implications checks, extra eyeballs would be useful, that sounds appropriate. Great idea.

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