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Cannot locate hidden fields in registration form

Thread began 4/11/2021 7:20 pm by Rob | Last modified 4/16/2021 11:25 am by Ray Borduin | 95 views | 2 replies |


Cannot locate hidden fields in registration form

Hello. When I set up my registration page for Security Assist, I chose to make the email address the User ID and I wanted to pass that variable in and not allow the user to change it. To accomplish this, I set it to be a hidden field in the setup wizard. My plan was simply to code the passed variable into the hidden field on the page after the wizard created the form. Unfortunately, I do not see the hidden field anywhere on the page that was generated. I see a label for it, but there is no field. Additionally, the primary key for my user database is set to auto increment, so I set that as a hidden field, as well and planned to leave it blank. For that one, I see nothing at all - no label or hidden field. Interestingly, I also set a third item to be a hidden field and that one showed up correctly on the generated form, but not the other two. Any idea what I have done wrong and/or how I could locate these missing hidden fields? I have attached the signup page that I was working on. Thank you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Hidden fields can technically be updated by hackers. The better technique would be to use a Session variable to set the email address and use that so it truly couldn't be updated by the user. Just open your insert server behavior and set the value to the save session variable value instead of using a hidden field.

The autonumber shouldn't get a hidden field either. There is no reason for it since it is set to autonumber. Just leave it off entirely and it should be set correctly.

It is odd that the hidden field didn't get created, but in this case I don't think you really want one anyway.

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Thank you!

Thank you for the advice. I know that this question was somewhat outside the scope of the standard use of the tool, so I really appreciate you taking the time to look into it and offer these suggestions.

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