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Update form path visible to all users

Thread began 5/27/2010 3:50 am by biz295654 | Last modified 5/27/2010 2:30 pm by Jimmy Wu | 1641 views | 2 replies |


Update form path visible to all users

This is probably a htacess issue, but not sure exactly how to manage it.

Membership site, used Security Assist to create login in and access to a member only folder. Within that folder are pages to be viewed once logged in. All good so far. But also within that folder is a DataAssist updater form so members can change their address, phone, etc. All good so far. BUT, when a user is logged in, and if web savvy, can read the path and their member ID in the browser URL bar, ie, membership_Update.php?mem_ID=13
so if they replace 13 with 22, they would be able to update another member's information.

Did I miss a step in Security Assist? Is there an additional step needed to secure this area?

Thanks for help...

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A friend and colleague found a solution to this, in case anyone else would like to know it. On the updater page, this is entered:

if (!isset($_SESSION)) {

if ($_GET['mem_ID'] != $_SESSION['mem_ID'])
echo "You are not authorized to see this record.";

// echo "get =" . $_GET['mem_ID'];
// echo "session". $_SESSION['mem_ID'];

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Jimmy Wu

Thanks for posting up the resolution for other users. If you run into any additional issues, feel free to open a new thread.

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