Logging in

When logging in, you are presented with the following screen:

Fill in your Livejournal username and password, click "login", and LJ-Sec will automatically begin synchronizing with your journal so you can begin security changes. :)

If you are in a community, you can even query all community posts. Just select a community from the dropdown after obtaining your community list.

Changing journal host

By default, LJ-Sec works directly with Livejournal. If you are on another blog that utilizes the Livejournal code, select the menu option "Change Journal host."

This will allow you to quickly select your journal provider.

Warnings for managing communities

  1. You will need to fill in a login and password before querying your community list.
  2. LJ-Sec will only work with communities you are subscribed to.
  3. LJ-Sec will download *ALL* community posts, not just your own!
  4. LJ-Sec will append the message "LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]ljuser)" to the top of any post not originally from your account.
    To select ONLY *YOUR* posts, right-click the post list. Select the "Check My Entries Only" menu option. Only your posts will now be checked.
  5. If you process posts other than your own (and have the authority to do so), the posts will appear under your account name -- not the users. The "ORIGINALLY POSTED BY..." message will indicate who the original post was made by. When reposting community entries to another journal, this is the best you can do!

Login options

  • Remember my password: Saves your Livejournal password on your computer so that you can relogin easily. If using a shared computer, you probably want to turn this option off. :)
  • Auto-Log In: Automatically logs in and procedes to the main screen. The only way to login as a different user is to relogin from the main screen.

    Other options are available from the Configurations menu:

  • Load Configuration : Load a configuration file, created via the configuration manager screen.
  • Save Configuration As... : By default, LJ-Sec writes all configuration settings to Configurations\Default.ljc. You can save all options under your current session as a new configuration file name, in case you wish to manage multiple journals or logins.
  • Clear Configuration: Initialize the current configuration.
  • Configuration Manager : This gives you several options to change the settings in LJ-Sec. See the documentation on this here.

    Relogging in

    Once in the main screen, you can always relogin under a different account by selecting the "Relogin" menu. You can either chose "Relogin" (to bring you to the login screen) or load a new configuration and relogin.

    If using a proxy...

    Click the "Configurations" menu and select "Configuration Manager".

    Fill in the information in the "proxy" section -- the proxy URL and port, and login and password, which you hopefully should know about. :) Hit "Close" and LJ-Sec should be able to use the proxy for logging in.

    Using blogs other than Livejournal

    Using blogs other than Livejournal requires changing the "Server URL" in the options menu.

    As shown in the section on proxies, click the "Configurations" menu and select "Configuration Manager".

    A list of popular LJ-compatible blogs is stored in LJ-Sec. You can also type in your own value. Here's a list of some of the more popular LJ-compatible blogs, and the "Server URL" to utilize.

    About My Life

    If your blog isn't listed, and is Livejournal API-compatible, consult with your blog's support to find out the URL for their "flat interface".

    LJ-Sec does not support blog sites that are not compatible with Livejournal.

  • Copyright © 2006 Chad Gould