Direct Access Links are the most flexible and user-friendly way (especially when working with clients) to give only selected visitors access to the “normal” site. Instead of whitelisting users and IP addresses, you can simply generate a new link, configure expiration options and share it with users to allow them access to the site.
Settings -> UnderConstruction -> Access -> Direct Access Links
Every access link that you create can have its own set of rules. Choose one of the options:
When a user clicks on a link for the first time, it will be counted as one session. All other clicks in the site are counted as that same session. Sessions time out after two hours of inactivity. If an expire time is set, users’ sessions will be terminated once the time runs out regardless if they already have an active session or not.
If IP based expiring is used there is no need to ask visitors for their IP. When they access the link for the first time their IP will be saved and counted as “one IP used”. New users (or different IPs to be more precise) will be able to use the link as long as there are more free IP slots available.
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