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creating a secure login area

Thread began 7/24/2012 3:13 pm by JamieEff | Last modified 7/26/2012 2:31 pm by JamieEff | 767 views | 6 replies |

JamieEff

creating a secure login area

Hi guys

One of my clients is a small marketing firm who i did the site for over a year ago.

They have just asked me to create a login area for their clients and just need a bit of steerage in terms of which tools and which order I should be doing this in (first time and all that!)

Basically the login area is for their clients to be able to login and print of activity sheets for that month. *They will not have any requirement to be able to upload anything.

My client wants to be able to add activities and the associated cost as and when they need to so that at the end of the month they can print all the activity off (as can their clients) and they can then start again from scratch - there is no requirement to keep historical data.

In terms of what I need, clearly the front end has alredy been done and uses PCMS.

I am assuming that the security of the login aspect needs to be dealt with by security assist

But its the actual area for each of the clients that I am a bit stymied on.

Do I just create PCMS pages for each of the client and secure them?
What would be a more efficient way, with the tools in the WA arsenal, than using a table on the page for my client to be able to add activities by line ?

Sorry if I am not making a huge amount of sense but am not sure what sorts of things I need to ask you to make it more focussed.

TIA

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you would need to create a database table for the activities and a page for the clients to insert them.

With security assist, when the user logs in, the uesrs ID is stored in a session variable.

In the activities table, add a relational column that will hold the user ID to relate the activity to the user. In the insert record behavior, you can bind that column to the session created by login to do so.

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JamieEff

Thanks Jason but to be honest I can read the words but I'm afraid I just dont understand where or how to start and the tools that I need to do it.

Would it be worth my while to have a premier/premium session to get started with it so that I understand the steps and methodology?

Cheers

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the idea is that you want to have the ability for the users to add activities to the site.

in order to do this, you need to have a table that will store the activities

and you need to have a form that the user fills out to populate the table.

To relate the activity to the user who fills out the form, you ned to add a column to the activity table to create the relationship.

in security assist, when a user logs in, their ID is stored in a session variable.

When the user fills in the activity form, the insert to the activity table should store the User id Session in the relation column of the activity table.

If you need further clarification and help setting this up, we can help in a premiere support appointment.

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JamieEff

Hi Jason

I just dont understand how to start or what I need to be doing with that so probably a good idea to go for the premier ticket

Jamie

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to start with, you create the table.

after that you create the login system


Then create the insert form and add the insert record behavior.

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JamieEff

Originally Said By: JamieEff
  .....so probably a good idea to go for the premier ticket  




thanks

Jamie

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