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user level authentication

Thread began 1/24/2011 6:22 am by tone397472 | Last modified 1/24/2011 2:37 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1028 views | 5 replies |

tone397472

user level authentication

Hi,

(The way I learned to do this is with a field Admin in the database enum('n','y'), then create 2 radio buttons NO and YES ( Dream Weavers Wizard) set to NO as default. This is to make the choice between normal visitor NO default (do nothing) or Admin (YES) )

I can understand all tutorials about how to apply the authentication, but what is missing is the part before.

Of course on a real world login page you don't type Visitors in the username field (like in the WA tutorial), in my case you type the email address that is always different for every visitor.

What steps do I have to take so that a normal user is recognized as a Visitor with that email address and password. The same question about the Administrator.

I understand all steps concerning User Level Authentication and page directing, but I miss the couple of steps before in the database. Do I have to make a field with the visitors/administrators login code stored in it? That part I don't get!

Can you please explain this in detail to me?! Thanks in advance!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In Security Assist, user level authentication is done by setting the user level to a session variable on login.


In the authenticate user behavior, the third step allows you to select the columns that will be stored in sessions, you will need to select the userlevel column.

then when creating the access rule, you can use this new session variable to check whether it's value is y or n.

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tone397472

Yes but can this variable be dynamic like when some one logs in with email and password he/she is automatically recognized as a visitor and when you type Administrator with a password you get access to the administrative pages.

In the tutorial I see the users name field filled in with Visitors. But normally you put your email/usersname there. That's what I don't understand.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I think you are misunderstanding the tutorial.


Visitors is the name of the table that is being used.
This is selected on the first screen of the Authenticate used server behavior.

on the second screen of the authenticate user server behavior, you select the columns that will be used at login time.

the tutorial shows that the VisitorUsername column and the VisitorPassword columns are being used and compared to the username and password form elements.

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tone397472

Yes and Visitor is also used as username! Makes it really clear. But this tutorial doesn't work with what I have I see pages I don't have with the choice of administrator, poweruser and user.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

where do you see visitor being used as username?


you will need to adapt the tutorial for your purposes, you are not using the other levels, so you dont need to create those rules.


what specifically are you having trouble with?

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