User restrictions blocks users from registering or logging in based on name or email masks making it useful for fighting spam accounts. E.g. If it is undesirable to have users registering with a hotmail email address, %@hotmail.com may be denied. This module is a drop-in replacement for the 'access rules' functionality which was removed from Drupal 7 [1].

The module implements an API and custom hooks that allow third-party modules to add additional restrictions, or implement new type of restrictions.

Version notes

  • There will be no releases for Drupal 5 or Drupal 6. If you're looking for this functionality in either of those versions, try admin/user/rules. You are most likely to need this module if upgrading from Drupal 6.x or earlier with existing access rules in place. A stripped down version of IP address blocking was left in core [2], so this module will focus on usernames and e-mail addresses. Third-party modules can implement additional restrictions using the API exposed by the module.
  • Updating from a different release of the development snapshot is not supported. To install a newer development snapshot, you always need to uninstall the previous version before copying the new one.
  • Development snapshots are intended for testing only. Don't use them in a production site, or for other purposes. If used in a production site, or for other purposes, there will be no support for any resulting problems.

[1] Issue: http://drupal.org/node/228594
[2] http://api.drupal.org/api/function/drupal_is_denied/7

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