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Feature available from Mediaportal Media Portal 2.2 and above.

This section describes how to interact with one of the newest features of Mediaportal Media Portal 2, User Management.

Thanks to user management you'll be able to create different profiles with different settings, different privileges, and different skins. Each profile will maintain its own set of watched status.

The user management is a server side feature, meaning all the profiles are saved on the server portion of Mediaportal Media Portal 2 and then distributed through all the clients where the User Management Feature is enabled.


To configure and enable User Management you first have to attach to the home server.
Then navigate to Settings -> Users.
From there you'll have the option to configure the following features:

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  • Enable logins and user restrictions: Once configured all user profiles as intended, this settings enabled the user management system for the client.
  • Enable Login Screen: With this settings every time you start Mediaportal Media Portal you'll be presented with a login screen to chose your profile.

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  • Automatic Logout: Logs user out after a period of idling defined in Automatic logout idle timeouttime-out.
  • Automatic logout idle timeouttime-out: The configured time of idling after which an account is logged out.
  • Automatic Login: Configures a profile to be logged in automatically when mediaportal Media Portal starts, disabling the login screen at startupstart-up.
  • User Management: Opens the User management interface to add, remove, and customize users.


  • Administrator Template: Similar to client account profiles, this is a user with the highest privileges settings available. It has access to all the settings available.
  • Teenager Template: Teenager profiles are restricted to watch rated content under 13 and can access mediaportal Media Portal configuration and its own profile.
  • Child Template: Have no privileges at all and can only watch rated content under 5.


You can restrict privileges for each user as you wish. Below there's an explanation of all settings and their result.

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  • Password: Protect the selected profile with a password at login.

Note: A password can contain lower and uppercase upper-case characters, unlike PIN. If you enabled SMS keyboard on settings, remember that double digits requires a little timeout time-out before being inserted again. For example, if your password is "12300789" you'll have to wait a few seconds after hitting the second "zero" otherwise you'll convert the first one to a space, thus entering "123 789"

  • Restrict actions: Select this option to restrict actions for the current profile.
    • Media: Delete Media from storage: Removes the "Delete" action from the context menu for media items. User cannot delete media anymoreany more.
    • Settings
      • Settings: - Access configuration: Allow user to configure its own mediaportal Media Portal settings.
      • Settings: - Management of media sources: Allow user to manage media sources, add new folder and remove existing ones.
      • Settings: Manage All User Profiles: Allow user to change all users profile settings, including his own. Can disable user management.
      • Settings: Manage own profile: Allow User to change his username user name and password.
    • TV
      • TV: Delete Recordings: Allow user to delete TV recordings globally.
      • TV: Group: {Channel Group}: Allow user to see programs inside {Channel Group}.

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  • Limit share access: Limit profile access to defined shares.
  • Enable Age Filter: Limit profile access to media rated for everything below the selected age.
  • Include PG content: Allow profiles with age filter enabled to watch PG Content.
  • Include Unrated Content: Allow profiles with age filter enabled to watch unrated content or content where age rated isn't clear or downloaded.