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User Level Access

Thread began 9/20/2013 12:51 am by teresa328019 | Last modified 2/17/2014 1:17 pm by sysop349733 | 1531 views | 8 replies |

teresa328019

User Level Access

I am trying to create user access pages based on the employee's title ranking. 1,2 or 3.
I followed the thread here: www.webassist.com/forums/posts.php?id=25732 but I can't seem to get it to work. I seems that no matter what I have in my database as the UserTitle, access is allowed no matter what.

I'd also like to add the functionality that allows ranking 3 to view all levels, and ranking 2 can view both 1 and 2.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

send the webassist/security_assist/helpergrouprules.php page so I can see how the access rules are defined.

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teresa328019

See attached

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I dont see any rules that you have created for user level authentication.

There is an old tutorial for USer level authentication here:
http://assets.webassist.com/solutionrecipes/securityassist_user_level_auth_sr.pdf

is was created for security assist 1, but the concept is the same.

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teresa328019

That tutorial was perfect. Thank you.
Now I have login.php directing to the employees.php page on my site correctly. From there I can have access to other levels on the site.

My only problem:
On the employee.php page, there are 3 links to access pages depending on your userLevel. I am trying to add text that says "Access Denied for ..." when the user clicks on a link to a restricted page. The text is appearing on the page before I've even tried to click the link. How do I add this?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Use the security assist show region behavior to hide the links they don't have access too.

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sysop349733

How'd you do it?

Hi,

Can you explain what you got to these instructions?:

6. Choose the userLevel database column.
7. By default the name of the session variable
8. Select Finish

What did you choose as the value after selecting the userLevel database column? What did you take #7 to mean?

Thanks, if you can help.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In these steps, you are selecting the sessions to be stored and the names to use for the session variable.

by default, the session variable name will use the same name as the user level column, if you wish, you can change the session name to something else.


a newer version of this tutorial is now available here:
http://www.webassist.com/tutorials/User-level-authentication-with-SecurityAssist

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sysop349733

That newer tutorial is helpful. I had misunderstood the old one to be instructing me to add UserLevel as a database comparison before adding it as a session variable, which is incorrect and probably accounts for the problems I encountered. Let me try it again correctly and I'll let you know if that resolves the problems.

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