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In Moodle 2.3, there is a Guest user that can access certain areas of the site, even though they are not enrolled in a course. The Guest user will have read only access. Guest users can access the site; however, they still need to login to view anything. Moodle has the capability of turning off the Guest login. This is called Auto-login. This article will discuss how to disable the Guest login feature that Moodle has by default.

Enabling Auto-login for Guests

  1. Log into the Moodle Dashboard
  2. skip-guest-login-course-1-click-moodleFirst the Guest enrolment plugin will need to be enabled. Navigate to Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins in the settings on the left.
  3. skip-guest-login-course-2-show-moodleOn the Manage Enrol plugins page, click the show icon so the Guest user shows the hide icon. This enables the Guest plugin.
  4. skip-guest-login-course-3-settings-moodleNext, click the settings link for the guest user..
  5. skip-guest-login-course-4-allow-moodleOn the Guest access page, set the Allow guest access drop box to Yes and check the Advanced checkbox.

    Click Save changes.

  6. skip-guest-login-course-5-auto-moodleNow Navigate to Settings > Site administration > Users > Permissions > User policies. On the Auto-login guests setting, select the checkbox.

    Click Save changes

    Now when Guests visit the site, they can view the courses without logging in.

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n/a Points
2018-02-22 2:54 am


I have applied this setting for Moodle 3.1 and it is working fine

However when applying it to a site with Moodle 3.4, it is not working.

Please advise! 

31,595 Points
2018-02-22 5:38 pm
The steps for setting up Auto-login in Moodle 3.4 are covered in their official documentation on Guest access.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2016-05-19 9:18 am

this not working on moodlecloud

31,595 Points
2016-05-19 2:00 pm
Hello Amir,

Thank you for contacting us. What version of Moodle are you running?

Since Moodle cloud is a hosting service, I recommend contacting them to see if there is possibly a limitation on their servers you can adjust.

Best Regards,
n/a Points
2014-07-17 2:45 am
Thank's so use ful..

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