ProcessLoginHistory by Teppo

This module keeps track of login attempts to your site.

Process Login History Module

Login History module for ProcessWire CMS/CMF. Copyright (c) 2012-2020 Teppo Koivula

This module keeps track of login attempts to your site, both successful and unsuccessful (though tracking unsuccessful logins is off by default) in order to offer better understanding about users' activity and environments they use and/or favor; browsers, browser features such as Flash / JavaScript, devices, screen and window sizes, etc.

Please note that there are much better solutions -- such as Google Analytics -- for tracking general site usage. This module isn't intended to replace those, it just offers slightly closer integration with specific ProcessWire features.


The master branch of this module requires ProcessWire 3.0+. If you're running an earlier version of ProcessWire you probably should consider updating it; if that's not an option, please check out the legacy branch instead:

Automatic cleanup (which is recommended) requires that you install the LazyCron module. While said modue is bundled with the core package, it is not installed by default. Without automatic cleanup your database can eventually become slow as more and more changelog data gets stored in it.


This module is installed just like any other ProcessWire module: copy or clone the directory containing this module to your /site/modules/ directory, log in, go to Admin > Modules, click "Check for new modules", and install "Login History".

Process Login History Hooks will be automatically installed along with the main module Process Login History. Installing Process Login History RSS is completely optional: if installed, it provides you with a publicly viewable RSS feed of the login history. More details under heading "Login History RSS feed".

How to use

When you install this module, it creates a new page into the Admin called Login History (Settings > Login History). This page contains a list of login attempts to your site since the moment this module was installed. By clicking the more link next to each row reveals more information about that particular login attempt.

In order to access the Login History page, users need to a) be authenticated and b) have a role with the "login-history" permission or have the superuser role. While the login-history permission will be added automatically when this module is installed, it needs to be given to any applicable roles manually.

Login History RSS feed

This module provides two types of RSS feeds: one that can be accessed only by authenticated users via the Login History page (/setup/login-history/rss/), and other which can be enabled by installing the optional Process Login History RSS module, typing in a key to it's config settings, and accessing the feed via URL such as this:

Since the latter feed can be accessed via a public URL, please make sure that your key is as difficult to guess as possible (and never use key 1234567890). If you are unsure about whether you really need this feature, please leave the Process Login History RSS module uninstalled.


This module contains a bunch of settings you should be aware of. Settings can be defined via ProcessWire's native module configuration screen, and each of the bundled module's has it's own settings.

Process Login History

Date Format

User Label Format

  • Defines the label format for users listed on the Login History page
  • You can use page properties and field values from the user template with {field_name} or {property_name} syntax
  • Default: {name}

Row Limit

  • Defines number of login history rows visible at once on Login History page
  • Default: 25

Process Login History Hooks

History Max Age

  • Defines how long history is kept before being removed automatically.
  • Please note that automatic cleanup requires LazyCron module!
  • Default: forever (no automatic cleanup)

Log Nonexisting Users

  • Defines if attempts to login as nonexisting users should be logged.
  • Default: false

Enable logging of user's IP address?

  • Enables logging IP addresses of users logging in (or attempting to).
  • Default: false

Give preference to client headers for IP?

  • Enabling this option will use HTTP_CLIENT_IP and HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR as the primary methods for getting the IP.
  • Default: false

Process Login History RSS


  • Key required to view the public login history RSS feed; if omitted, the feed won't be available. Please note that the key has to be at least 10 characters long.
  • Default: null (feed not available)


These are new features, fixes and improvements to current feature set planned for later releases:

  • support for PHP's native get_browser()
  • support for Browser Capabilities PHP Project / phpbrowscap (
  • OS (platform) version sniffing
  • usage statistics, possibly even graphs


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

(See included LICENSE file for full license text.)

Install and use modules at your own risk. Always have a site and database backup before installing new modules.

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