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restricting access to some template pages

Thread began 3/03/2015 10:24 am by CraigR | Last modified 3/03/2015 3:22 pm by CraigR | 532 views | 5 replies

CraigRBeta Tester

restricting access to some template pages

I have been asked to create a secure download page, using a page based on a PowerCMS template, as the site uses this extensively

Obviously, I only want a specific page to be restricted, without affecting other pages based on this template.

The approach I have taken is to check the page url for a certain string, and if present, load the conditional content.

The same logic applies when checking for page access.

eg to check which page is loaded

php:
<?php

  $url 
$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
  
$downloadspage = (stristr($url'downloads') === FALSE)?'0':'1';
  
$loginpage = (stristr($url'login') === FALSE)?'0':'1';
?>



to check if admin is logged in

php:
<?php if ($loginpage === '1'  {

  if (!
WA_Auth_RulePasses("Administrator")){
    
WA_Auth_RestrictAccess("redirectpage.php");
  }
?>



I plan to store the files themselves outside of the site root and use WA file manipulation to download

As it is all server side, it seems a safe, sensible way to go about it, but as the client is very cautious re security, I wanted to check that it seemed a sensible approach to take, as I haven;t done this with PowerCMS pages before, and wondered if there were any additional measures or other course I should take

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