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Unable to Set Group Related Rules

Thread began 5/07/2012 6:26 am by jonm145238 | Last modified 6/21/2012 11:10 am by Jason Byrnes | 553 views | 5 replies |

jonm145238

Unable to Set Group Related Rules

I am really struggling to deal with Group related rules and the Access Groups Manager seems buggy.

Before I continue I need to disclose that I started with the standalone verions of SecurityAssist and have upgraded to Super Suite. Everything else seemed fine when I did this but I am having difficulty with this one feature.

My biggest concern is that I am not finding much in the way of documentation so I do not really even know what I am doing. I do have a group setup, and users in that group. Rules that I setup, specifying the criteria "In group" and then specifying the group do not seem to work.

I also need to ensure that the user is logged in, this alone works.

Any guidance will be helpful.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In the archived documentation section of the security assist support page, there is a tutorial for user level authentication that talks about using the access groups manager. it was written for version 1, but the concept is the same.

The Access groups manager allows you to set a collection of values that can be used in an access rule.

For example, if I wanted to create a rule to allow access to Admin and Super admin users, I would need to create an access group containing the user level values for the admin and supper admin.

One common problem with the access groups manager is that it is possible to add an empty value to the group, make sure that the group you create does not contain an empty value.


the access groups manager needs to be used in conjunction with the security assist Authenticate user behavior on the login page.

open the login page and double click the Authenticate user behavior to edit it, on the session variables tab, you will need to click the plus button and select the Access level column so that it is stored in a session at log in.

In the access rules manager, you will use this session when creating the access rule:

Allow If:
For the value, click the lightning bolt icon and select the access level session

set the criteria to In Group

then select the group you wish to use

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johna1964

Hi Jason,

This is the step I am having difficulty with

"open the login page and double click the Authenticate user behavior to edit it, on the session variables tab, you will need to click the plus button and select the Access level column so that it is stored in a session at log in."

What is the value I should apply after clicking the lightening bolt - the closest one that made sense is:

<?php echo $_SESSION['SecurityAssist_UserID']; ?>

Is this correct?

Thank you!

johna1964

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

On the Session tab there is no lightning bolt icon.

On the Session tab, there is only a plus button that allows you to select the user level column, and a text field that allows you to change the name the session variable if you don't want to use the default name.

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johna1964

Hi Jason,

I think I figured it out - you don't do anything with the database tab...

Thank you for your help!

johna1964

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no, you don't need to do anything on the database tab, only on the Session tab. Leave the database tab unchanged.

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