Allowing Guest access without logging into Moodle
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
- Log into the Moodle Dashboard
- First the Guest enrolment plugin will need to be enabled. Navigate to Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Manage enrol plugins in the settings on the left.
- On the Manage Enrol plugins page, click the icon so the Guest user shows the icon. This enables the Guest plugin.
- Next, click the settings link for the guest user..
- On the Guest access page, set the Allow guest access drop box to Yes and check the Advanced checkbox.
Click Save changes.
- Now 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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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.
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.
2016-05-19 2:00 pm
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.