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Control access to datatable, not just pages

Thread began 7/11/2013 2:48 am by sysop349733 | Last modified 7/11/2013 9:25 am by sysop349733 | 579 views | 2 replies |


Control access to data table, not just pages


This is a weak spot for me, so forgive me if I'm missing something obvious or for asking for something beyond the scope of DataAssist.

I need to give authorized users not only access to restricted pages, but to their own data table -- so, once logged in, they would have access to their contacts, for example, and this data and access would be unique for them. Multiple users might access the restricted "Contacts" page, for example, but based on login ID, each user would access their own, individual contacts from the database.

Can you advise of how far one can get to this with DataAssist and how to do so?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you would use User Level Authentication.

in your users table, create a user group column.

you can define multiple user groups for accessing contacts or other areas of the site.

on the login page, edit the authenticate user server behavior, on the session variables tab, add the User Level column so it is stred as a session.

this will allow you to store the Users ID and User level when they log in.

you can then create access rules based on the user level, so that nly contact User level users can access the contact page.

in the contacts page, set the recordset to use the UserID session variable to filter only contacts that belong to that user.

here is an older tutorial on user level authentication:

it was written for Security assist 1, but the concepts still apply.

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Thank you for the speedy fast and thorough reply, Jason. I'll look at the tutorial.

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