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  • Security causing headaches

    I am way past frustrated.

    I have created two security groups: SuperAdmin and WDFW Admin (there will be others when I get this working)

    I have used the built-in login feature with a redirect to a TabbedUI upon successful login.

    The tabbed UI buttons are all visible to the SuperAdmin, but only some are visible to the WDFW Admin. This part is working correctly.

    The Tabbed UI buttons are linked to various UX, PageLayout and Grid Components.

    I originally had the components set to the same security groups as the Tabbed UI buttons - this worked fine for SuperAdmin, but when I clicked a button after logging in as WDFW Admin, it returned me to the login screen

    I tried setting the components to all groups - same result

    I tried setting the components to no groups - same result.

    I can not just set the components to 'Always allow' because the pagelayout components have sub-tabs that are visible according to the security group.

    What am I missing?

    (banging head on brick wall now) ;)

  • #2
    Re: Security causing headaches

    Is it your plan that each user will be assigned to just one of your security groups? If so, then I think this is what is typically called a "roll based" security model. I thought Alpha provided an option for this type of security system, but I cannot seem to find it listed in the web security or projects settings, so I haven't been able to duplicate what you might be trying to do.

    Anyway, what I do is create a group named "Anyone" or "Everyone" and I set the components to "require login" and I select just that one group. Only in the links, buttons, containers, etc that include or call the component do I add a single security group like "AppAdmin", "Update Employee", or "Update Employee Notes". All users are assigned to the "Anyone" group and then they are assigned to any of the extra groups that correspond to parts of the system the user should have access to.


    • #3
      Re: Security causing headaches

      Each user is assigned to just one security group, but components may (will usually) be assigned to multiple groups. Therefore the tabpane "Find Ticket" would be accessible to anyone in either the SuperAdmin, WDFW Admin or Tribal Admin groups, but the "Tribal Query" tabpane would only show up for people in SuperAdmin or Tribal Admin groups.

      P.S. I did check that the users I was logging in as were in the appropriate security tables with the correct groups assigned.


      • #4
        Re: Security causing headaches

        Are you still using .DBF files for security, perhaps they need to be republished?

        I haven't used security with multiple groups like that so I won't be able help much more. But, there are some other videos located here:

        You have to keep hitting the "Load More" button on the bottom of that page, but eventually when it seems like you have enough video thumbnails loaded, use the browser's search function to find videos about "Security". Some videos are password protected, but a lot are free.


        • #5
          Re: Security causing headaches

          Thank you for the link. I learned a couple of things and now it is working. I especially did not know that you could assign groups to components on the main Web Projects control Panel by right clicking. None of my grids had groups assigned and that sent the user back to the login page whenever one tried to load.