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Understanding how to use a DNN instance with multiple sites

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    How does mulitple sites work for DNN CE since the users all share the same instance and there is no seperation between sites and users.

    If I register on one site it goes on all sites Users.

    Would that user then be able to log into all sites on the DNN instance?

    I guess I am looking for a pretty clear understanding of how to allow or not allow users to log into different sites on a portal.  I know site groups was one way, but if they are all "one website" so to speak why have site groups.  What is the goal there because a DNN instance is sort of a site group.  Not enough separation between sites to give each user and site independence from eachother.

    If a user registers on one site, then visits another one that is not affiliated with the one they already registered they wont be allowed to register if you need unique emails.   At the same time they wont know they can even log in as it was a first visit.

    I remember people talking about 600 websites on installation... what happened to that?  Does it still work?  What type of configurations will give you what results I suppose I am asking, and if anything changed in respects to this?

      Thank you.



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      Hi,

      Actually when a user registers, only a small part of the data is stored globally.
      As long as the user is not in the PortalUsers table, he will not be able to login to a portal.
      So you can share a user between portals, but by default that's not the case.
      The disadvantage of this is that as soon as a username is in use in one portal, you cannot use it in another one unless you enter exactly the same UN/PW combo.

      In that case the user in the Users table will be used and a record added to the PortalUsers table.

      HTH Timo

       



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        Hello Timo!

        So what could be improved here to make things better if needed? From my understanding the profile wont follow them but the Username and Password is from site to site in a DNN instance?



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          Posted By Cody on 14 Nov 2019 11:08 AM

          Hello Timo!

          So what could be improved here to make things better if needed? From my understanding the profile wont follow them but the Username and Password is from site to site in a DNN instance?

          Not sure. I think this works fine. I don't think the "limitation" is really an issue TBH.
          And it's good that as an admin you can add a user to multiple portals, although there's not interface for that.

           

           



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            How can you host 200 sites separately if the sites use the same users that get registered on different sites for all sites. This should be for site groups, not individual sites. Each user should be IMO linked to the site they joined only, unless it is a part of a site group.

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