Restricted devices are intended for other control rather than self control, and is similar to traditional parental controls. If you’re seeking “password protection”, this is the page for you.
See also family.
Pluckeye is most often used in self-control mode. But some users, especially some parents, would prefer “other-control” mode, meaning a person other than the primary computer user has control over the configuration of Pluckeye. That’s what a restricted device is for.
Imagine Edmund has found the self-control mode has not worked well, and both he and Susan think life would be better if she were in charge of Edmund’s Pluckeye configuration. Here’s how they do it.
Note that if Edmund already has an account on https://u.pluckeye.net/ , then the following instructions won’t work unless Edmund first deletes his account and then sends a message to Jon to request that his device be liberated.
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in the edit tab of the configuration.
After performing the above steps, the allow and block buttons will not change the device configuration. Instead they will submit suggestions that Susan may approve or reject. Susan can now configure Edmund’s device by simply logging into https://u.pluckeye.net/ from any computer she likes.
An alternative to a restricted device is to set a long delay on the device, say 7 days, and to then rely on the approver and inspector system to help Edmund stay on track.