1.0.1 • Public • Published

Publish Status Backend Tests Status


Etherpad plugin to give authenticated users the same author ID every time they log in. Different authenticated users get different author IDs.

Note: Etherpad limits the number of concurrent connections to one per pad per author ID, so a single authenticated user will not be able to view the same pad from two different browsers/tabs/devices at the same time (the older connection will be automatically disconnected).

This plugin requires Etherpad v1.9.0 or later.



The following shows the default settings:

  "ep_stable_authorid": {
    "exclude": ["admin", "guest"]


  • exclude (optional, defaults to ["admin", "guest"]): Users this plugin should ignore.

Interaction with the ep_guest Plugin

The ep_guest plugin "authenticates" anonymous users as a special guest user. Etherpad core does not treat this special guest account specially when compared to any other user account. To make it possible for multiple guest users to access a pad at the same time, add the guest username to the exclude list.

When a user logs in or out their author ID will change, which avoids awkward effects such as edits credited to someone named "Read-Only Guest".

Copyright and License

Copyright © 2022 Richard Hansen rhansen@rhansen.org and the ep_stable_authorid authors and contributors

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


npm i ep_stable_authorid

DownloadsWeekly Downloads






Unpacked Size

37.1 kB

Total Files


Last publish


  • johnyma22
  • rhansen0
  • gared