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Adding Second Adminstrator to WA-Globals

Thread began 12/20/2010 6:05 pm by dgwhit288523 | Last modified 2/22/2011 10:23 am by Ray Borduin | 1834 views | 5 replies |

dgwhit288523

Adding Second Adminstrator to WA-Globals

I have searched the forum and have not found a thread on how to add a second administrator to the Globals page. Is there a simple way to do this?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

There is no simple way to add a second administrator in the current version of the User Registration solution. The only way to have mulitple administrators is if they use the same login information.

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troyd

Just curious. What is the reason for using the Globals page to hold the admin's username and password instead of the database? I'm just curious.

I tried to create a "Failed' message on the admin log in page and Security Assist's show region requires an authenticate user behavior first, that requires a database.

I looked forever in the docs on how to to this but either you can't or I am just missing it. I know the login is compared to the Globals, then a session is set if the log in passes. Is there a way to show a message after a failed login since the session if not set?

The form just clears and nothing happens if the wrong log in is used.

Thanks,
TroyD

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

No reason... in the next version we will use the database.

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troyd

Ok, that's Ray

Please allow me to extend my question. Right now I have the User Reg. setup and functioning with the provided globals.php page for admin login.

However, the admin can not access any of the user's pages because he is does not pass the access page rule which is "Logged in as user". I tried to create a Group rule using Security Assist but that requires a userLevel column in the database. Easy enough to add, but that means I need to also move the admin login to the user database...correct?

Are their any docs on making this conversion? Changing admin login to database compare, then adding userLevel to the registration form. I think I can manage all of this but I guess I need to know if this would be the correct route?
Seems to me I could give all users a level of 1, then the admin a 3. Leaving room for a jr. admin if needed as a 2.

Will this be equally secure for the admin?
Will the rest of the globals be usable? (email settings, etc.)
And would it also allow for a second admin as the original poster asked? (Group level access, right?)

Security assist comes with a solution recipe that I failed to notice before. But now that I have looked at it, would I be able to tweak the User Reg. Pack to match that type of log in?

I know that much of this could have been posted in the SA forum. But I didn't want to double post.

Thanks,
TroyD

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You could probably just add to the "Logged in as user" rule to include admin.

Really just about any technique is possible, but I would think that would be the easiest solution to that problem.

You could also add a group for super-admin to the users so that you could create any number of super-admin users. It would mean tweaking the admin login page and adjusting the security rules accordingly.

There are no docs on making that change, but you should be able to delete the existing page and use security assist with the new implementation.

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