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  • Users - Web Project

    I would like to know how the users are saved and where I can access that information. I have a web project and have a login, I would like to know where the database is where I can view and link a grid to so that I can have users edit their information. Also, I know there is the a5 code to display the users username "user_name()" I was wondering how I could get that to display on a a5w page? Any help would be great!

  • #2
    Re: Users - Web Project

    Hi James and welcome to the forum. You'll find great help here.
    If you are using MYSQL or SQL then the user tables are located in your database.
    If not, then they are stored locally in a DBF format database in your project root folder (myproject.dbf)

    Hope that helped.
    Rapid Development, Training, Support


    • #3
      Re: Users - Web Project

      Thank you.
      I looked into the users data table and was able to find it. I've tried creating a dialog in web projects to edit the current users profile, from alpha template, it seems to work and then when I go and open it from the browser it has a connection issue with the database. Am I missing something?

      I was looking into a a5w code to display the local users username and i found "user_name()" I've added that but it doesn't seem to work properly.


      • #4
        Re: Users - Web Project

        James, take a look at your connection string and make sure that it is accurate, and selected in your UX.
        Also, be sure that your Alpha server is running and listening on the correct port.
        Rapid Development, Training, Support


        • #5
          Re: Users - Web Project

          I took a deeper look into the datatables and I was able to make a dialog that edits the user details in a locally created .dba file. I was wondering if I can change the security to create the users in that .dba file. I have fixed the displaying of the username correctly. I just don't have a full understanding of how the users work in Alpha 5. Sorry about the one million and one questions.


          • #6
            Re: Users - Web Project

            James, take a look at a few of the security framework videos if you haven't already, they give a good overview of how to setup and configure security.

            Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8245-5650 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


            • #7
              Re: Users - Web Project

              I will take a look into that video bundle when I'm not at Tim's :P Thanks

              On a side note, can I make a php script that alpha can run (if alpha can run php) and do all of the user logins and handle all of the from a MySQL database accessed from phpMyAdmin?


              • #8
                Re: Users - Web Project

                Alpha is designed to also replace php, so the answer would be no.
                The security framework must be enabled in order to use, and then you will need to create users and groups.
                Authentication is automatic. Be sure to allow rights to your pages and alpha components also.

                The videos are your best bet as mentioned earlier.

                Now for the other side if you want to go that way:
                You can run a php script on its own and then redirect the user to an alpha page to take over after login. Ports may be fun, tho.
                Kinda messy but it will work. However, you will need to disable web security on alpha first (page rights, etc).

                I would learn about web security from the videos if I were you :)
                Rapid Development, Training, Support