Specifying access restrictions for your video website

TwentyThree makes it easy to create your own video universe and share it with the world. However, you may be in a situation where you wish to limit the access to your video content. This could be the case if you:

To accommodate the many different needs of access-restriction, your TwentyThree website can be set up with one of six ways of controlling your visitors access. Please note that these access restrictions only apply for pages and videos directly on your video website. You always have the option of embedding your videos elsewhere, regardless of your choice of access-restriction.

Public website

With this setting, your video website will be publicly available on the internet, and visitors will be able to watch all videos you have published and placed in a category.

Restricted site

Only users with a user account (either regular or administrative) to the backend of your video website will be able to see the site and the videos on it. Visitors will be asked to log in when they try to enter the site.


All users will be able to browse your video website and its content. But playback of your videos will only be allowed for users coming from the geographical regions that you specify. This feature relies on IP indexing by Maxmind to guess which geographical region a specific IP address corresponds to. On the country-level, this is 99.8% accurate.

Shared password

This setting allows you to specify a single password or passphrase that grants access to the video website. You can distribute this single password to all users (eg. event attendees) that you have and they will all use the same password to browse your video website and the videos that you have published.


By setting up a firewall you can specify which IP addresses or IP ranges that are allowed to browse your video website and watch your videos. If a visitor accesses your site from an IP that is outside the ranges you have specified, he or she will be presented with a login form.

Single sign-on or Paywall

If you want to have 100% control of who has access to your video website, you can maintain your own user database (or make use of an existing one) and grant users authorized access based on this. This solution requires an integration with TwentyThree's API for authorizing users. Use this option if you wish to establish a paywall for your videos or maybe provide single sign-on functionality for users of your intranet.

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