Today’s tutorial is going to discuss how to disable Moodle guest login features on the Moodle infrastructure. The Moodle guest login feature is in place for a number of reasons, such as course demonstrations, student trials and qualifications.
Most of the time, it is not recommended to disable guest logins for Moodle. They aren’t a security risk. However, you may find yourself needing to know how to do this.
Disabling a Moodle guest login is an incredibly easy thing to do, in fact, it will take me less than a paragraph to explain it.
Note- If you do not have guest logins enabled, then you may not be able to have students test their computers and connections for optimal compatibility with Moodle (before being enrolled). They will be unable to test the courses and they won’t be able to preview layouts or presentations. So, make darn sure that these bases are covered.
If you want to Disable Moodle Guest Login, here’s how you do it.
Simply go to your settings, and click “Course Administration” then “Edit Settings”. Scroll down to Guest Access.”
You will be presented with a form containing a drop down labeled “Allow Guest Access.” You may simply set it to “No” if you wish to disable it.
You may also set the password for guest logins here, and you may turn password masking on and off with the “Unmask” checkbox (which will make the password turn into dots or asterisks, or be visible during login).It is highly recommended that if you do have guest logins enabled, that you do have the password masked.
Once more, I don’t recommend doing this unless it is absolutely required. The masked, password-protected setting should be enough for most security requirements.
Also, be sure that your company and your administrators want this action to be done, because as I have spent most of this article pointing out, although it is reversible, it can be a very disruptive.
And, that’s all there is to disabling Moodle Logins.