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Access Levels to Records

Thread began 4/22/2010 4:33 pm by fabianmacs370894 | Last modified 5/06/2010 6:28 am by Jason Byrnes | 1272 views | 3 replies |


Access Levels to Records

I have built a CMS for an Events Website using Datassist. A client needs to enter CMS and add an Event particular to them. I have an Insert Page, Results Page, Detail Page, Update Page etc but when they Insert a record I want them to be able to just edit/delete the record that they have entered, and not be able to touch any other records entered by other clients. Is there any way that I can restrict them from doing this. I also want an admin section where an administrator can change all records. Is this possible with any webassist plugins?



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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, this can be done using security assist.

when the user logs in, a session variable is created with their ID number.

When the record inserts, you should have a column that the ID session variable is stored in to relate the record to the individual user.

Set the results page to filter on the users ID session variable so it will only display records they have created.

On the detail and update pages, you will probably want to edit the recordsets that are created. add to the where clause an additional filter on the user ID session variable so they cannot guess the query string of another users record.

For the supper admin, you should create another set of admin pages that only they can access that does have the filtering on the userID session variable.

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restrict ID access


I have a similar issue on a site i am building for UK schools.

There need to be four levels of access (1. Corporate access which define schools, 2. schools that define teachers, 3. teachers that define pupils, 4. pupils)

It is important that pupils (who will try and break everything) only view their own content and that if someone deduces that if they manually enter a ID string to the end of the url that they will be denied access.

Please advise


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the userID and Access level should not be passed as a query string, they are stored in session variables.

See the "User Level Authentication" Tutorial in the solution recipe section of the security assist support page:

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