Apr 20, 2011 at 3:51 PM
Edited Apr 20, 2011 at 3:57 PM
How would I go about setting a page to require authentication in order to access it? I have a sections of videos that I only want logged in users to see. Thanks
Firstly it's Biergarten season, the sun has been shining all day and sitting under a chestnut tree drinking a couple of Maß
of Bavaria's finest brew won hands down over sitting in front of a monitor.
Secondly, this is all from my current post Biergarten memory, I don't actually like how I achieved what you are trying to accomplish, there is probably a better solution ( I saw it as a cheap fix)
but it did work as far as I could see.
So the scenario were that I was looking to have an 'employees area' on a site whilst I were doing some trials to see what Orchard would let me do. I ended up creating a role "Employee" and a layer
I downloaded from the gallery a module that lets you apply layer rules based on Tags. Then in the layer I added a rule -----> role ("Employee") and tagged "EmployeeHome". Then when creating a page for employees only,
I added the Tag " EmployeeHome " to it and added whatever I required into the zones.
Also for good measure I added a layer called "NotEmployee" and set the Layer Rule to --> role not ("Employee") and tagged "EmployeeHome" and in that layer had a "You are not authorized blah blah
Like I said it's not pretty and I don't particularly like it (or dig into it too deeply) , but as far as I could see it worked. Also I didn't dig too deep into this but there were also a module for
basing layer rules on content types
which could mean that you could create a content type "EmployeePage" for example, that just had the exact same functionality as a normal page and base your layer rule on that and avoid the 'ugly'
added tags solution.
Forgetting all that I posted above, but haven't I read somewhere that you can base authorization via roles and the url?
Anyway, I'm off back to the Biergarten :D I only came home as I forgot my wallet and had ran out of cash :-(
EDIT: role not ("Employee") and tagged "EmployeeHome" <----- just realised this is probably poop with the
not ("Employee") rule, but you get my drift.