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  • Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

    I was wanting to make it possible for people to register on my site. And when they registered, I was going to enter the email address, password, and Ulink into the websecurity_users.dbf table. Alpha will not open that table, nor will it let me include it in my database, so I'm having no luck using xbasic to open it for entering data. Any help would be greatly appreciated

  • #2
    Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

    Refer to the help document on adding users using a dialog. You cannot (should not) work directly with the websecurity_* files.
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      Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

      well the help file was.. a little less helpful than i thought, but i'll figure it out.. However, should I not be able to open websecurity_users.dbf to check and see if my script is adding users or not? Alpha won't recognize it as a table and half the time neither does visual fox pro..

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      • #4
        Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

        and also.. is there anyway to get the ulink field to auto-increment? I want every user to have a different Ulink?

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        • #5
          Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

          Originally posted by audrummer15 View Post
          well the help file was.. a little less helpful than i thought, but i'll figure it out.. However, should I not be able to open websecurity_users.dbf to check and see if my script is adding users or not? Alpha won't recognize it as a table and half the time neither does visual fox pro..
          Why don't you use the freely supplied web app samples that ship with Alpha5? They have functioning examples of this that you just have to copy into your project...

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          • #6
            Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

            Originally posted by NoeticCC View Post
            Why don't you use the freely supplied web app samples that ship with Alpha5? They have functioning examples of this that you just have to copy into your project...
            because I dont like to copy and paste something that i don't fully understand, i rather learn. And my problem isnt adding users to the database.. i was asking if alpha was supposed to be able to read websecurity_users.dbf because mine doesnt

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            • #7
              Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

              A,

              How secure would those tables be if you could access them directly as you want? Nothing I would want to take responsibility for if/when someone decided to take a look and found the way to read passwords and such. Or even to have a user somehow get into them and make a total mess of the security.

              BTW--with a name like A, maybe you're related to e e cummings?? :)
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                Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

                Originally posted by MikeC View Post
                How secure would those tables be if you could access them directly as you want? Nothing I would want to take responsibility for if/when someone decided to take a look and found the way to read passwords and such. Or even to have a user somehow get into them and make a total mess of the security.
                Precisely....

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                • #9
                  Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

                  websecurity_users.dbf
                  Strange, I have always been able to edit the security files directly,
                  The only restriction being when passwords are encrypted, but there is an ugly workaround with that. Similar to other password encrypt hacks.
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                  Personally I would make my own web security grid control for CRUD security management in this case.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

                    I could comment, but best left obscure. Alpha has talked of plans to encrypt the entire websecurity* tables in the future making them inaccessible other than through their official functions.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Problems with websecurity_users.dbf

                      I would like to see the ability to have security tables inside of SQL Server,
                      without any custom encryption, allowing for simple table edits to create/update users.

                      Thoughts?
                      Frank R

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