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Restrict Page to Admin Only

Thread began 12/14/2009 1:32 pm by Douglas Fox | Last modified 12/15/2009 8:18 am by Douglas Fox | 892 views | 3 replies |

Douglas Fox

Restrict Page to Admin Only

Hi All:

I'm sure this is super simple, but I'm struggling nonetheless.

I'm trying to restrict a page to administrators only. I've created a column in my database called 'UserLevel' and have assigned appropriate levels to each user. I've assigned user level = 2 to be the admin user, and I want to restrict a page only to those users logged with that level of clearance.

I've created a session variable called 'UserLevel' and have tested it by placing in dynamic text on a page, it seems to be working just fine.

I've create a rule called "Logged in as admin" and set the following conditions (taken from the Securite Assist generated php file):

case "Logged in to admin":
$comparisons[0] = array(TRUE, "".((isset($_SESSION['visitorID']))?$_SESSION['visitorID']:"") ."", 2, "");
$comparisons[1] = array(TRUE, "".((isset($_SESSION['UserLevel']))?$_SESSION['UserLevel']:"") ."", 1, "2");
break;

However, when I test this all out, it still lets anyone who is logged in to view the page. What am I doing wrong???

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Douglas Fox

Restric Access to Admin, Solved! But Why?

Hi All:

I solved my earlier problem by taking out the first condition, so now the users cannot view the specified page unless their user access level is equal to 2.

However, I'm a bit puzzled. The first condiiton was that the session variable containing their visitor ID must not be null. Shouldn't the 2 conditions put together work???

Just so I understand why it worked, could anyone help explain?

Thanks,

Doug

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

When you have multiple conditions on the page, only one of them needs to evaluate to true for the rule to pass. Once a condition evaluates to true, the rule passes and the other conditions are not checked.

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Douglas Fox

multiple conditions

I didn't realize that, I thought they all had to pass in order to validate the user. Thanks for the clarification.

Doug

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