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Securing URL links

Thread began 3/15/2011 6:25 am by Blikbrein | Last modified 3/15/2011 10:11 am by Jason Byrnes | 725 views | 1 replies |

Blikbrein

Securing URL links

I'm trying to use SecurityAssist to secure individual user items in a database. Users upload ideas and each idea has a ID. The ideas_detail.php shows the detail after it has been uploaded.

This ID is displayed in the url when a user goed to the detail, delete, update pages. A user may not view another's ideas. One can easily do this by replacing the ID in the string in the url.
How can I use Security Assist to deny access if the logged in user's ID is not valid UserID to view specific IdeaID's. Simplification of my table structure:

UserTable - > UserUserID, UserUsername, UserUserPassword
IdeaTable - > IdeaIdeaID, IdeaUserID, IdeaIdeaDetails

I used SecurityAssist's wizard to create a login page, so I have a Session Variable UserUserID to then compare to the IdeaUserID from a recordset that filters the records by IdeaID used in the url.

When setting up the rule in Security Assist it does not allow access to the pages.

Is there a thread/help file for this somewhere because I believe it's a very general enquiry for securing files from other users.

Thank you in advance

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

edit the recordset on the detail page.

add another where clause to the recordset to include the IdeaUserID column:


AND IdeaUserID = paramUserID

then create a new parameter:
Name: paramUserID
Type: Number
default value: -1
Runtime Value: $_SESSION['UserUserID']


this way the record will only show if the IdeaUserID has the logged in users id.

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