Add Support for Multiple User Profiles
Currently, K9 Web Protection will apply the same filtering policy for all user profiles configured on your computer. This feature is to add different filtering rules for each user.
It is quite annoying if we need to use the same computer with the kids and not able to access to filtered sites like Facebook and chat platforms etc only with Supervisor mode every hour. If this different filter policies on various user accounts are not supported in the foreseeable future, what about adding the choices of prolonging the 'Supervisor mode' to longer periods, say 3 hours?
It will be a good idea if K9 combines parent control with time restriction feature for different users - it is now available for one user, but think of expanding it to other user, too. This way, a user with administration feature could limit other users on the same computer.
Create individual user accounts for shared home computers so each child is given a password (set-up by the administrator) allowing each users needs & time restrictions to be customized.
Add ability to configure different blocking rules for different user profiles in a desktop computer. Now when I set more strict rules for my child in my desktop computer, the restrictions are not only for her user account, but for all other user accounts, which is annoying when I am in my user account. All user accounts are password protected, so my child cannot access the accounts from the adults in our household anyway. It will be nice to be able to set different level of restrictions for each user account, according to their needs.
I have an Inspiron dell computer with windows 8 and I need some kind of porn blocker on MY account but not on the other one. Is there a way to download it and have the protection on my account but not the other?
Also I have some reccomendations. I know you block key words but I have found out you can still use them by misspelling or using something different like p0rn, masterbate, m@sterbating etc... Or even just the words gay or lesbian (which I think would be good to block because kids don't need to know about that kind of thing) Also I don't think you block wikipedia for using the actual words. And wikipedia does use pictures. Or on amazon.com you can look at porn type movies and watch the trailers or get a preview from a sex position book with pictures. I'm sorry it's a lot but I just wanted to bring these to your attention.
configure different blocking rules for the different user profiles so under age kids will be subject to restrictions but not adults
if you can configure it for various account, it would be easier for those of us who share our computers with our children, and allow us to configure separate blocks for children of various ages
Have the option to request a login upon accessing the Internet. So you can see who has been on a website rather than a long list of sites accessed.
My computer has 2 users. One is my son's( no password needed) and the other (password protected) is for adults in the family. I suggest that I can program his account to have all the restrictions and the other account (administrator) have no restrictions.
Not able to modify the filters per user. A site suitable for an adult may not be suitable for a child. This should be changed so that you can filter by user logged in. Seems like this should be very easy as part of the website exception list.
I have 6 users on one computer and would like each account to have a different level of security. Is this a feature that can be done?
LOVE THIS SOFTWARE!!!! but i wish i could set it for just the childrens account and not mine
A bit frustrating my account is filtered, we need a way to filter separate accounts on a computer and the ability to shut off filtering on some. My computer has separate accounts for my daughters (for whom the k9 is intended) however I need my account to have full access to the web for work, the only way to shut off filtering for my account is to disable the k9 for the entire computer (and then only for an hour) This is so I can work, but there are two problems with this method, 1. if my girls use the computer on their accounts after I have disabled the K9 for my account, they now have 100% access to the web unfiltered for the remaining time left. 2. If I shut off filtering and have to work at my computer for a day, the limit for shutting it off is only 1 hour, countless times now my computer locks up the web and in process of turning off filtering I lose my current work or the website I'm working on and have to start over. We need a way to filter (or shut off filtering entirely)for separate accounts.
Do you have a way where I can set levels by user?
Example: administrator gets moderate filtering regular and or guest user would have strict filtering.
if i use 1 user my son another my daughter another, wouldn´t it be great to have k9 all set up for every user to his/her category?
so however it´s set up, by different profile or just having the option of changing the settings on every user account.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
And where can I allow my children to visit certain youtube sites?
No. 1: How do I tell the computer that only my two kids aren't allowed to visit certain pages? There are two adults connected to the system as well ...
No. 2: K9 now blocks all "Youtube" entries, which is not what we want.
Can somebody help?
It would be nice if you were able to have mutiple passwords, i.e., different passwords based upon the different catagories that can be blocked. This would allow some users to access certain websites while preventing other from that same site
It would be very helpfull if the administrator would have an ability to select which accounts to protect and which not. For example, protect kids' accounts but not parents'.
Many users may use a computer. I only wish to restrict my children, but can only apply restrictions to everyone.
for K9 to block other users profile on my computer however not administrater profile
i would love to see it's possible to make different settings for different user accounts on the computer, my son has one account and for that i would like to have more strict settings, but not for my and my wife's user account..
Please add a feature, so it can b
e per user, so I can configure it for my son's account, not a general account.
Standardise Save Cancel buttons in Advanced settings
We have two kids of different ages (and so different interests). All of us use the same computer. Can we use different set-ups for the different sessions adapted to each kid.
Thanks for your answer.
since the protection is not user specific and this is my computer that my daughter uses only on occassion, it's very annoying for me to have to constantly change the settings back and forth. additionally, even after going into supervisor mode (for only 60 mins), i would continue to get blocked when trying to visit sites.
K9 offers a feature that can have different configurations for different users in the same PC.
Thanks for that awesome software and giving it for free to everyone. Your contribution to family safety is very big and I appreciated that. If you allow me to say one thing about your software is account based filtering. For example I have created limited account for my 6 years old son but your program also blocking and asking admin password for my account aswell. If there would be an option to apply K9 Web filtering only selected account that would be great. Unfortunately Ive removed this software only for that reason and looking forward to see that feature.
divide the program to many users in same computer.
This is a feature we are investigating for a future release of K9.
Since 2010? I guess this is not happening and going to move on to another product. No reason I should not be able by now to have my account on windows open and my child account protected.
sebastiao francisco da silva commented
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definitely, we need that one because disabling and enabling it again does not give a good feeling. Most people have two accounts on their PCs. MS Family safety is a better software in that case. But, it is not as good as K9 in other terms.
Adam Crawford commented
Until you implement this feature, I'll have to uninstall K9.
Are we any closer to seeing user specific filter rules. i.e. based on user login ID on the OS?
Indeed, a very nice software which unfortunately in the end becomes useless. I believe it is a key feature to have different policies for different amounts. Furthermore, K9 browser for android mobile phones is also without real use. The aim is to have a K9 Web Protection like PC/MAC with all its features and not a general one which needs constant parents intervention to permit one app or another. Thanks, and I hope very soon to include these features to add value to your very promising software.
This is the most important feature I need for my computer! May I suggest that the K9 administrator also has to be the administrator on the computer. Otherwise, if computer admin is someone else, they'll be able to work around the K9 settings. Even Windows Parental Controls allows different configurations for different users. My husband and children are different ages, and should have different configurations. Without this feature, you've got a pretty useless product for my needs.
We helpful feature
If you need to charge to add this feature please do!
any idea on release date ?
this would be ideal for our shared computer
+1 any update on this?
what is K9 5 USERS LICENCE PRICE ?
Is that feature will be apply soon?
It is very annoying to have to bypass K9 restrictions when I'm using my user account. I just want K9 restrictions at my child's user account, not mine!
Samantha Jackson commented
It would be great to have an account for my kids to sign into, and then an account for me to sign into so I don't have to spend so much time bypassing the system. Children who watch you on the computer figure out the methods quickly, and learn your passwords.
Please, add this feature! I can't use my children's PC to work... every 60 minutes I have to enter in supervisor mode...
Can you, at least, put the option to enter in supervisor mode without time limit?
i just switched from Norton Family to try k9 but the lack of multiple user profiles makes it less attractive than my norton program, where I could set different levels of filtering for my older and younger children. You really need to add this!
As David pointed out, this could result in being able to bypass the filter by creating a new or guest user account. This is a flaw with McAfee's parental controls, they're tailored to PC usernames and therefore evadable.
word of caution here: if this feature is added please make sure to
(a) also have a master prolile that automatically filters newly created Mac/Windows user accounts. Otherwise, all an admin user has to do is create a new computer user account to bypass K9. This would make K9 only good for standerd users like kids, and not for admin users who also want to be filtered.
(b) or don't connect K9 profiles to computer user accounts, but rather allow multiple profiles within K9 and each user logins in/out of k9 when they use it