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Login versus User Name

Thread began 2/22/2012 6:05 am by johnlanglois | Last modified 2/22/2012 12:58 pm by Jason Byrnes | 730 views | 1 replies |


Login versus User Name

The powercms log in screen asks for Login.
The system does not store a username field.

The item that works for login seems to be an email address.

This really confuses my clients. In order to avoid their support calls, I would like to either:
1). Add a username field to the DB and have the login screen use that, OR
2). Change the login screen to read "Email address" so that it asks for what it really wants, OR
3). Be able to by-pass this level of authentication, since they have already logged into the system in a previous area. (Preferable). Which Session values could be used for that?

How should I accomplish these?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the power cms admin_cms/users_login.php file, you can change the label for the email field by editing the following code:

<label for="userName">Login:</label>

to add a user name field would require custom coding that is not supported.

to make existing login valid for accessing power cms admin, you would need to add a UserGroupID column top your users table, set the default value for this column to 0

for any user that should be able to access power cms, set the value to 1.

in the login page, edit the authenticate user server behavior, on the third step set it to store the UserGroupID column in a session named UserGroupID

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