Change the permissions for the "General" group. You need to change it from "Allow All" and highlight the Restricted Forums/Categories to NOT be allowed into.
And to keep the Anonymous users from seeing any Categories/Forums, you would need to set the Categories/Forums as restricted and not allow the General Group access to them.
I would suggest having a "viewable" area for visitors to have at least view access to so you have a place to put instructions on how to sign up, rules, etc. You can also set this Forum to not allow anonymous posts or replies to keep it "clean." [originally posted on jforum.net by GatorBait3]
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I am trying to setup JForum2.1.6 as a discussion forum in my organization.
Forum installation has been appproved but with a condition, that non-members shall not be allowed to view the messages as we will be discussing about organization and projects.
Please let me know what shall I do to dis-allow non-members from viewing any of the postings.
Thanks and regards,
Nitin Srivastava [originally posted on jforum.net by nsrivastava2]
subject: Security: I want to disallow non-members to view the postings.