Announcement

Collapse

The Alpha Software Forum Participation Guidelines

The Alpha Software Forum is a free forum created for Alpha Software Developer Community to ask for help, exchange ideas, and share solutions. Alpha Software strives to create an environment where all members of the community can feel safe to participate. In order to ensure the Alpha Software Forum is a place where all feel welcome, forum participants are expected to behave as follows:
  • Be professional in your conduct
  • Be kind to others
  • Be constructive when giving feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Stay on topic


Be sure all comments and threads you post are respectful. Posts that contain any of the following content will be considered a violation of your agreement as a member of the Alpha Software Forum Community and will be moderated:
  • Spam.
  • Vulgar language.
  • Quotes from private conversations without permission, including pricing and other sales related discussions.
  • Personal attacks, insults, or subtle put-downs.
  • Harassment, bullying, threatening, mocking, shaming, or deriding anyone.
  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sexually explicit or violent material, links, or language.
  • Pirated, hacked, or copyright-infringing material.
  • Encouraging of others to engage in the above behaviors.


If a thread or post is found to contain any of the content outlined above, a moderator may choose to take one of the following actions:
  • Remove the Post or Thread - the content is removed from the forum.
  • Place the User in Moderation - all posts and new threads must be approved by a moderator before they are posted.
  • Temporarily Ban the User - user is banned from forum for a period of time.
  • Permanently Ban the User - user is permanently banned from the forum.


Moderators may also rename posts and threads if they are too generic or do not property reflect the content.

Moderators may move threads if they have been posted in the incorrect forum.

Threads/Posts questioning specific moderator decisions or actions (such as "why was a user banned?") are not allowed and will be removed.

The owners of Alpha Software Corporation (Forum Owner) reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread for any reason; or ban any forum member without notice, reason, or explanation.

Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

Alpha Software Corporation may amend the guidelines from time to time and may also vary the procedures it sets out where appropriate in a particular case. Your agreement to comply with the guidelines will be deemed agreement to any changes to it.



Bonus TIPS for Successful Posting

Try a Search First
It is highly recommended that a Search be done on your topic before posting, as many questions have been answered in prior posts. As with any search engine, the shorter the search term, the more "hits" will be returned, but the more specific the search term is, the greater the relevance of those "hits". Searching for "table" might well return every message on the board while "tablesum" would greatly restrict the number of messages returned.

When you do post
First, make sure you are posting your question in the correct forum. For example, if you post an issue regarding Desktop applications on the Mobile & Browser Applications board , not only will your question not be seen by the appropriate audience, it may also be removed or relocated.

The more detail you provide about your problem or question, the more likely someone is to understand your request and be able to help. A sample database with a minimum of records (and its support files, zipped together) will make it much easier to diagnose issues with your application. Screen shots of error messages are especially helpful.

When explaining how to reproduce your problem, please be as detailed as possible. Describe every step, click-by-click and keypress-by-keypress. Otherwise when others try to duplicate your problem, they may do something slightly different and end up with different results.

A note about attachments
You may only attach one file to each message. Attachment file size is limited to 2MB. If you need to include several files, you may do so by zipping them into a single archive.

If you forgot to attach your files to your post, please do NOT create a new thread. Instead, reply to your original message and attach the file there.

When attaching screen shots, it is best to attach an image file (.BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, etc.) or a zip file of several images, as opposed to a Word document containing the screen shots. Because Word documents are prone to viruses, many message board users will not open your Word file, therefore limiting their ability to help you.

Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
See more
See less

Web Security and Subfolders

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Web Security and Subfolders

    It seems like I must be missing something simple here, but I've spent enough time looking for it. I've just enabled web security for our site, but now most of the site is unavailable (403 Forbidden) (testing on my local computer). I get this error whenever I try to access pages that are in subfolders. How do I change the page security settings for pages that are in subfolders? The only pages listed in the Page Security Assignment dialog are those in my web root.

    Nathan

  • #2
    Re: Web Security and Subfolders

    Hello Nathan,
    If this is the first time you enabled security, your files (pages) are probably in the “Always Denied” column which would give you this error when trying to access them.

    Click “Web Security” then “Page Security.” Your Page Security Assignment will then come up. Are the pages in question in the “Always Denied” column? If so, you need to assign the security you desire to the pages. This will move the page(s) to either “Always Allowed” or “Login Required,” depending on what you choose.

    Click a page in the “Always Denied” column, then “Move.” Decide if you want the page to be “Always Allowed” or some login required.

    If you click, “Move Selected to Login Required,” The Permissions box is then displayed. Click the desired checkboxe(s) for the security you wish this page to have.

    If you make a mistake and give the wrong permissions, you can always change it. I recommend doing this one page at a time instead of moving all at once.

    Hope this helps.
    Eric

    Alpha Five Websites
    longlivepuppies.com
    socialservicenetwork.com
    -------------------------------------------------
    socialservicenetwork.org

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Web Security and Subfolders

      Eric,

      Thanks for your response. I am already aware that the pages need to be in the appropriate column. However, I have around a thousand pages in our site, so I have them organized in subfolders. None of the pages that are in the subfolders appear in any of the columns in the Page Security Assignment window, so I have no idea how to assign the appropriate security settings to them.

      Nathan

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Web Security and Subfolders

        Sorry. Now that I've read your initial post again, I see you were asking about subdirectories. Can you see your a5w pages in the Control Panel? See pic.
        Last edited by EricN; 05-19-2008, 02:46 PM.
        Eric

        Alpha Five Websites
        longlivepuppies.com
        socialservicenetwork.com
        -------------------------------------------------
        socialservicenetwork.org

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Web Security and Subfolders

          Yes, I can see the subdirectories in the Web Projects Control Panel, and when I open the subdirectories, I can see the files inside of them. However, when I right-click on a subdirectory or a file inside of a subdirectory, the Page Security option is not included at the bottom of the pop-up menu. The option only appears when I right-click on the files in the project's root directory.

          Nathan
          Last edited by Nathan Zeiset; 05-19-2008, 02:49 PM.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Web Security and Subfolders

            Hmmm...I created a sub-directory and pasted a a5w file (page) in there and tested. You are correct. I'm at a loss at the moment. May be time for a guru.
            Eric

            Alpha Five Websites
            longlivepuppies.com
            socialservicenetwork.com
            -------------------------------------------------
            socialservicenetwork.org

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Web Security and Subfolders

              The web security in Alpha Five Version 8 does not support setting permissions on pages in subfolders. This was added to Alpha Five Version 9. In version 9, you can set permissions by page, by complete folder, by page in a folder, and by file extension in a folder. Permissions can be denied, allowed, or require login.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Web Security and Subfolders

                Thanks for your response, Jerry. Is there a way in version 8 to use web security in the project's root folder without it affecting the subfolders? I really don't need the web security functions in the subfolders. I only need it for a few pages in the root folder. I'd be happy to let users have free access to the pages in the subfolders. It seems rather strange to me that the security framework automatically denies access to files in subfolders even while it appears to ignore them.

                Nathan

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Web Security and Subfolders

                  If each subfolder is a seperate A5 project, each with unique security files (the GUID security file), then will look at the folder for its security. So, even if a subfolder has NO security, you would need to publish from a unique project to that folder. What is required is that the guid value is different for each project/folder; you cannot just copy that file in to each project folder.
                  Steve Wood
                  Join the ALPHA DEVELOPERS NETWORK
                  There is no Cloud. It's just someone else's computer.
                  Web - Mobile - Hosting - Products - Frameworks - Developer Resources
                  AlphaToGo | IADN (100% Alpha Anywhere Websites)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Web Security and Subfolders

                    Thank you, Steve, that worked! I finally got around to trying your suggestion after being sidetracked for awhile.

                    To clarify for others reading this thread: I simply created a new project for each subfolder, and then in each project's profile, I entered the path to the subfolder as the Target Folder, and then published the security files. Before I could publish, I had to open the Web Security Configuration and then click OK (I didn't check the Security Active box) before it would allow me to publish. It seems to be working fine on my local computer, but I didn't try it on my active site yet.

                    Thanks again!
                    Nathan

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X