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Need different Keep me logged in and Remember me for visitors side and admin side

Thread began 5/08/2013 8:33 am by mrs | Last modified 5/30/2013 11:24 am by mrs | 745 views | 6 replies |


Need different Keep me logged in and Remember me for visitors side and admin side

I am being asked to by my client provide different settings for the visitors Remember Me and Keep me logged in option to that of the same options in the admin section. Currently one overwrites the setting of the other

I ran the visitors log in/registration based on the double opt-in tutorial and all is fine with that, but when the administrators try to log in to the admin area after using the visitors log in, their admin remember me options are wrong because they've been overwritten visitors log in options.

Admin access uses a different DB table to that of registered users, so I assume the code produced should be different, so what's gone wrong in my scenario?

Many thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the remember me and auto login options are controlled by cookies, you will need to edit the set cookie values behaviors on the admin login to change the names of the cookies that get created, then edit the second authenticate user behavior to change the login to use the new cookie names.

Setting it up this way, using 2 separate tables and separate login pages is not necessary though. I don't recommend this set up.

It would be better to use one table and use User Level Authentication.

Add a column to the table for user level, set the default value for that column to 1. Then edit the Authenticate user behavior to store the user level in a session.

Use the user level session in access rules to create a Basic User level rule:

User Level Session is = to 1

and an admin rule:
User Level Session is = to 2

for users that should be admins, edit the databases to set the user level column to 2

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Yes, I know using separate tables for users and admins is possibly not the best method for a number of reasons, but I am doing this because I have numerous levels of of users, and numerous levels of admins. So each will only have access to a certain part of the website to be able to edit or use, and due to the admin side consistently changing access levels (decisions by committee), I found it easier to handle it this way.

Anyways... I am trying to edit the 'WA Set Cookie Values' for the four items in the server behaviours panel by double-clicking them and then naming them accordingly, but it doesn't seem to be changing anything. So I thought I'd do it by hand and just wanted to double-check that I am changing everything needed.

Here's the code created by the security assist wizard:

if ((isset($_POST["UserUpdate_submit"])&&(isset($_COOKIE["RememberMeUN"]))&&(isset($_POST["User_Update_group_Username"])) && $_POST["User_Update_group_Username"] != "")) {
setcookie("RememberMeUN", "".((isset($_POST["User_Update_group_Username"]))?$_POST["User_Update_group_Username"]:"") ."", time()+(60*60*24*30), "/", "", 0);

Could you confirm the code I need to change is:

$_COOKIE["RememberMeUN"] to $_COOKIE["AdminRememberMeUN"]


setcookie("RememberMeUN" to setcookie("AdminRememberMeUN"

Is there anything else I need to change?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, that looks correct.

There are a few places you will need to make the change

1) Change the code that sets the cookie values

2) Edit the code for the Authenticate user server behavior that is used for auto login.

you will need to edit the trigger for the server behavior to reference the correct cookie names, and the code that passes the cookie values to the database.

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OK, so to ensure that I pick up all instances, I have done a site wide search with dreamweaver for 'RememberMePWD' and found it in a few files, one of them is called fc_login_default.xml. I've done a site wide search for this filename, but it doesn't seem to be used anywhere.

What is this file for, and do I edit it? If I edit it and it's required by other pages, then I assume I will break the pages I need for the other login pages, so do I duplicate the code here and add my changes to the file to allow for all instances of usage?

It contains code like this:

<wa_form_group_reference label="" continueLine="false">
<wa_field_group name="">
<wa_field_set_validation>Please enter a value.</wa_field_set_validation>
<wa_field_reference src="password_large.xml" label="Password" defaultvalue="%3C?php%20echo%20((isset($_GET%5B%22failedLogin%22%5D)%20||%20isset($_GET%5B%22invalid%22%5D))?%22%22:((isset($_COOKIE%5B%22RememberMePWD%22%5D))?$_COOKIE%5B%22RememberMePWD%22%5D:%22%22));%20?%3E" validation="{ required: true, isConfirm: false, regEx: null, minAlphaChars: null, maxAlphaChars: null, minNumbers: null, maxNumbers: null, minUpperAlphaChars: null, maxUpperAlphaChars: null, minSpecialChars: null, maxSpecialChars: null, minChars: 6, maxChars: 500, isRequired: true }" serverValidation="required|entrylength" spryValidation=", { minChars:6, maxChars:500, isRequired:true }" continueLine="false"></wa_field_reference>

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that file is used by the Form Builder wizard, do not edit it.

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Ha ha... that was a pretty urgent and decisive response ;)

Thanks for your advice Jason, I think I have it all working now... just testing it before I upload to the live server

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