What Happens When the Sitefinity User Limit Is Reached

What Happens When the Sitefinity User Limit Is Reached

February 26, 2014 0 Comments

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The question with no answer 

Today I am going to take a look inside a functionality, which is not used every day and even the people who have seen it before tend to forget it and… that also includes me. In the next few paragraphs, this post will quickly reveal what happens when the maximum number of concurrent backend users is reached.

What is a backend user?

To clear any confusion down the road, I want to briefly explain what is the meaning and the logic behind the notion of a concurrent backend user. Sitefinity CMS separates the users into two main types – backend users and everyone else. The backend users are all the users who have permissions to access the administration pages of Sitefinity and execute various content editing or other CMS actions. Each Sitefinity version has a certain licensing differentiator, which defines a limitation on the amount of such backend users who are simultaneously logged into Sitefinity.

With that said, let’s see what happens when a backend user tries to log in when already the maximum allowed users limit is reached.

What actually happens?

Scenario #1 A non admin user tries to log in

The user enters his/her credentials and a new dialog opens showing the currently logged in users. In the image below you can see what is presented to the less powerful user:

MaxUsersScreen

Scenario #2 Administrator tries to log in

Now we have a more powerful user stepping in and things are different. Admins now see the button saying "Force someone to logout":

MaxUsersScreen1

Once they click that button, admins have the ability to select any of the currently logged in users and they can forcefully log off any user so they can get their job done:

MaxUsersScreen2

See you soon

That's it! I told you it is going to be a quick one. I hope that if you came here searching for an answer, this article was what you were looking for.

 

Peter Marinov

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