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.
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.
This is the difference maker. The main feature K9 is missing.
Thomas D Scott commented
Have to add my voice to the chorus, this is a deal breaker for me! As others have already stated I'd happily pay a reasonable price for this product if it had this feature.
Hello K9. Thank you for your excellent software and for providing it free. I am in the same boat as many other families, with children in a wide range of ages. I saw a thread from 2006 saying that K9 was looking into a multiple user feature in the upcoming release. It reflects poorly on your company to say that you plan to provide this in the future and never provide it. It's been at least 7 years and counting. This feature would be great for the home user. Thanks.
This is the reason I'm uninstalling K-9 at this time. The interface is great, but I'm looking for something so I can allow my son to log onto the internet for school purposes on his own profile while mine is still unaffected. While the supervisor mode did help, it's really only a temporary shift.
Doug Swensen commented
This is a feature I really liked about Norton Family Online. This is a must have in a very near future release!
Jayden Paul commented
If this was set up in the form of a proxy server that would be awesome!!
PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE!!!
Jose Guerrero commented
We have 3 kids, 17, 11 and 3 years old. I have configured the computer to have 3 different users. One for our 17 year old, other for the underage kids and the one we use as parents.
Is there a way to configure the k9 so that we can free the sites needed for our 17 year old without giving away the password? While maintaining the restrictions to our other 2 kids?
Many thanks for all your support with this great software!!
Would love to use this program on my PC but can't because the filter applies to all user profiles. As soon as this issue is resolved, I will utilize and recommend K9 to others. As for now, I have to disable this program on my PC and look for something else. I do use this program for my son's ipod touch and think its very good.
Please incorporate this feature sooner than later because that is the only thing stopping me from using this product.
i need to take k9 web please help me
Please make this your number one top priority please. For those of us without a PC each this is a major disadvantage of K9.
Honestly, it is LONG OVERDUE!
I have 3 children with computers and i want to monitor them all from my computer. Can i monitor them all from my admin computer? I would like to have differnet levels of monitoring for each child.
This must-have feature is theoretically easy to implant... Developers may use the system variable %USERNAME% on each login to specify different profiles... and as to prevent hacking attempts, the returned value of the username should be encrypted... Will be waiting :)
Eduardo Mira Batista commented
Definitely! We have one computer for 2 people (my wife and my daughter) and I cannot put all the safeguards I want on my daughter's profile because it affects also my wife's profile.
In cases like this K9 is not very useful...
how many machine can be installed with the same key?
@Aleksandr, there is a post about a that in the k9 forum:
Alternatively, a way to enter/leave Supervisor mode via script would work, since I could just put that script into the startup folder of the appropriate users.
Is the multiple user configuration (for a Mac) available now? I want a very restricted browser environment for a child (whitelist only), while allowing more freedom for other user logins.