New Feature: Scripted Agent Estate Access

We are pleased to announce a new feature to enable Estate-level access management of scripted agents. As of Wednesday’s deploy, a new flag to prevent identified scripted agent accounts from entering a region has been added to all regions.

What is this feature exactly?

  • deny_bots is a new estate-level flag for denying identified bot accounts access to a region.
  • When deny_bots is ON, all scripted agents that are not explicitly listed in the estate’s Allowed Access list will be denied access to all of the regions within the Estate.
  • Scripted agents that have Estate Manager privileges for an estate will also be able to access regions inside the estate. regardless of the estate’s deny_bots setting.
  • When deny_bots is OFF, scripted agents are treated the same as any other avatar with regard to estate access.

Details on using this new setting can be found here. You will need to download the latest version of the official Second Life Viewer to manage access on your estate through the Region/Estate floater – or you can use the Region Debug Console (available on the Develop menu) on any viewer. 


We’ve also updated our scripted agents policy, which can be found here.

We hope this new capability to manage the privacy and comfort of your Second Life gives many of you an extra measure of peace of mind!

Have a great week from all of us at Zoha Islands/ Fruit Islands