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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
Book Image

Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Moodle Administration
About the Author
About the Reviewer

User Security

The key to the security of your system lies in making sure that users only have access to their privileged areas. In this section we will be dealing with access to Moodle, passwords and security in roles.

Access to Moodle

Users can access Moodle in different ways and it is important to configure access mechanisms correctly.


Self-registration is a great feature, which reduces the workload of the administrator significantly. However, it poses a potential risk of unwanted users creating an account either manually or automatically. To reduce this risk, two pairs of settings are located in the Common settings of Users | Authentication | Manage Authentication.

  • Allowed and Denied email domains

  • ReCAPTCHA private-and public-keys

The settings have been described in detail in Chapter 5.

Guest Access

Moodle provides a feature called guest access to users who do not wish to register with the site. While this is very useful for some public sites (such as, it is unwanted...