The user permissions page allows you to determine how users can gain operator or administrator permissions. These
enhanced permissions give users the ability to warn other users, kick them from a chat room, and even ban them from
chatting. The administration commands and permissions are further described in the Chat Room Administration topic.
There are two methods of giving user's enhanced privileges. The first method is creating a list of passwords which are used with the
/pass command. The second method is creating a list of user names which should be
automatically promoted to administrators or operators.
If you enable the Shared Passwords option, RealChat will display two lists. The first list is a list of
Administrator passwords and the second is a list of operator passwords. In both lists, each password should be
separated with commas.
To use a password, the user will enter the
/pass command in the chat window and then the password. For
the password is admin, the user would enter
/pass admin in the chat window.
When using shared passwords, make sure that the passwords are not easy to guess and that only administrators and operators know the appropriate commands. You should also change passwords on a regular basis.
When the Use predefined user lists option is turned on, RealChat will display two lists. Each list will
contain a list of the user names that should be given administrator rights and operator rights respectively.
The predefined user lists should be used when RealChat is integrated with an existing website and all users have login links automatically generated for them. HMAC authentication should also be used so that a normal user cannot forge a login to gain administrator rights.