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JRPassphrase ModulePlugin

Now you can control who registers on your site. This plugin and module allows you to control or restrict user registration to only those people who have received a "passphrase". This is useful for clubs, organizations, churches, schools, etc that want to limit registration to current and new members who have received the passphrase via email, newsletter, etc. The correct passphrase must be entered before a user can submit their registration.

The passphrase should consist of letters and numbers only - eg: "dog123ez" . Do not use punctuation or other symbols. Multiple-word passphrases are OK - eg: "We live to help". You can also use it to keep out the RegBots - by using the passphrase module to ask a simple question such as "How many weeks are in one year", etc.

To avoid problems, all letters are converted to lowercase, so it won't matter if the user submits uppercase or lowercase letters in their passphrase. Spaces are ignored.

Thank you to Franz Kössinger who created the "CB Passphrase" plugin for Community Builder. Also thanks to Ajay Lulia who created "JSecure Authentication", and Alaattin Kahramanlar (ADJR plugin) - some of the same ideas are used in this plugin.

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Reviews: 11
This extension works extremely well. We use it for a website where owners of a book can download additional resources.

As suggested by other reviewers, it would be useful if we can have multiple phrases.

Other than that, this extension is perfect. Thanks so much for making it available to the community.
Reviews: 2
The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that I'm waiting for the Pro version to allow multiple passphrases. Also need to make it a little bit clear which url's to enter for non-joomla registration forms - but other than that, a FANTASTIC extension which worked right out of the box - Thanks!!!
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I downloaded JRPassPhrase and at first I couldn't get it to work with my set up. I was running Joomla 1.5.22 with VirtueMart 1.1.4 on an IceTheme template. I followed the developers instructions and could see the contribution was trying to work.

I got in touch with Roger directly and he quickly grabbed the bull by the horns and after looking into my setup he rewrote the contribution, added and article to my site and not long after I had a working site with spam bot protection which to the time of writing this has not had a spam account created.

For me Captcha and reCaptcha did nothing to stop the reg bots doing there worst. The way that JRPassPhrase intercepts the opening of your registration page and requires your chosen pass phrase to be correctly entered before registration can progress, seems to be the answer to halting these reg bots.

I was very impressed with the positive response from Roger the developer and the way he approached my request for assistance. Many people would have simply said sorry the contribution is not compatible with your setup but Roger took the other approach and made his product fit my needs.

If you are having problems with spam accounts being created on your site, I suggest you get Rogers JRPassPhrase installed.

Thanks you so much for your product and assistance Roger.
Reviews: 3
Simply amazing!!! Great job!
Reviews: 3
simple and roger pay alot of attention with any issue that you have. I already use your com control and now passphrasse.
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This extension is the only extension I could find that even came close to doing what I was looking for and it did it perfectly. What was also quite frankly mind blowing to me was the level of support and hard work Roger put in to make this work on my site (it was customized for my site and had to work with all kinds of other extensions). Amazing! Roger simply did not give up until it was done and functional!
Reviews: 1
Great component and great support by the developer!

Needed a special version to have registered members send invitation emails with passphrases included - and he did that literally over night!

Great Job!
Reviews: 1
Please, i just installed joomla. will this extension suffice for the following: can it generate many passphrases in case one wants to give different people different passphrases like PIN.
thanks u.
Owner's reply

Hi, there will soon be a "pro" version available that will allow unlimited encrypted passphrases to be used. Stay tuned.

Reviews: 2
This is a great plugin and does exactly what you want it to do--blocks registration on your site to anyone who does not have the passphrase you or your organization have decided upon and distributed privately. I use this on a JomSocial site that had to be limited to only members of my organization and it worked like a charm. (Note: If you want to set this up with JomSocial you should visit Roger Noar's site and search the forums for how to do this.) I ran into a glitch when I upgraded my JomSocial version and it messed with JRPassphrase and Roger was great. E-mailed him in a panic at 11pm and he was in touch and had helped me solve the problem the following morning. Can't say enough about this plugin and the others on Roger Noar's site.
Reviews: 3
Exactly what I needed to allow family and friends access to my site while preventing access to others.
Reviews: 2
Don't usually write reviews but this extension was really helpful so I thought it deserved one.

I was getting a lot of unwanted messages posted on my forum (kunena) by bots. I installed this extension (easy btw) and set it up so that users must answer a simple question before being directed to the registration page. Since then I have received no spam messages.

Great work. Nice to have this functionality without having to make core hacks. Thanks. I wish I had found this extension sooner!
Reviews: 1
This is exactly what I needed for my Boy Scout Troop's website. This will allow only parents with the pass phrase to register an account.

Thanks for a great extension!
Reviews: 2
So far I have had 2 Joomla websites to use JRPassphrase on. A Non-profit organization, and a class reunion website. The ability to customize the text inside the module with html enables me to fit each websites template and content. You also have the ability to make your own custom "Wrong Passphrase" page for those who incorrectly guess at the Passphrase.

For anyone who is considering a "closed" or "private" type of website, this is a MUST HAVE!
Reviews: 1
I was able to have this up and running and working on my site in minutes and it has done exactly what I wanted it to do - stop registration bots that were already plaguing my site and restrict membership to those members of our club who know the passphrase
Reviews: 6
only our members of our club with the correct password can register, just what i needed
thanks !!
Reviews: 3
I just installed this on my website in which I wanted to limit registration to our members area only to my club's members. So far this seems to do just that without causing other problems.

It would be even better if a "Module Class Suffix" option could be set in the Passphrase module to integrate it into the template better.

Thanks for this great module/plugin.
Owner's reply

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion! Module Class Suffix has now been added in V1.54.

Reviews: 11
Well I was looking for such extension for a long time and now I'm satisfied that someone thought on a large scale. It works perfectly and I'm very satisfied.
Reviews: 3
This software works as prescribed but I ran into a small hiccup, I use a discrete login on my template and, not realizing it, this tool wouldn't necessarily play well.

However, as a challenge/response validation tool, it works great. Those looking for additional or enhanced security could also couple this with a CAPTCHA component that would really reduce bogus registrations (if that's something you experience).

Overall I like how simple and direct the tool is.
Owner's reply

Thanks for the review. The program was designed to work with the standard joomla 1.5x login module. My email is below, if I can assist with getting it to work with your discrete login. (webmaster @nospam@

Reviews: 1
I'm using it as a non-intrusive, no core files editing bot protection, and is working perfect, thanks :D
Reviews: 41
This is just what I was after... I just wanted certain individuals to be able to register on the charity site that I look after and this does the trick perfectly, with the minimum of fuss!

Thanks :)
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