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Adding new users

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Let's take our Administrative area tasks that we need to do as the programmer, and add them one at a time. So, we will start with the first link on the Administrative area page. Now, if I click in this link and have the Properties area open, I can see this is the Admin User Insert page. So, I will go over to that page, and what we're going to do is quickly do a review. First name, 40. This is the page that is correct in your Chapter 7 Start files, but is not correct in all prior Chapter files.

Adding new users

Let's take our Administrative area tasks that we need to do as the programmer, and add them one at a time. So, we will start with the first link on the Administrative area page. Now, if I click in this link and have the Properties area open, I can see this is the Admin User Insert page. So, I will go over to that page, and what we're going to do is quickly do a review. First name, 40. This is the page that is correct in your Chapter 7 Start files, but is not correct in all prior Chapter files.

And it's always good to just zoom right through here and double check. Country is 30, perfect. Email, 50, that's our username. Password, password allows 15, which is perfect. However, our Password field was not created, so I did catch an error there that's why it's always good to go back through these. And our role is either set up as Guest or Admin. By default, when our administrative person opens this page, it will say Guest.

So, so far so good. I will Save this page. Now, how do we insert a new user within this area? Exactly the same as we inserted a new user when we did the Register page. So, I will select the Insert New User button. I will go over to the Server Behaviors panel within Dreamweaver, click the Plus sign within Server Behaviors and say, Insert Record. This first piece is our form name, the connection is correct.

This is our login connection, but we don't want to use the Country's Table. What we want is the Login Table. User ID, we are not using. The database will assign that for us. Username from Username, Password, Password. We'll just make sure these match up. And I do have them all matching automatically in this form. Prior in the course, we talked about matching them up manually if you need, too.

Now, after inserting is the only piece we need to set up. And what we're going to do is send our Administrative users to a page that has all of the users listed so that they can make sure, printed out on the page, that, that new user is listed there. So, we're going to send them to the Admin User List. I will click OK to insert a record. Now, we have the Insert Record piece done, but we have one other Server Behavior we're going to do at the same time.

And I will select this button here. Let me go back into Code View, and switch back. There we go. And I will select the Insert New User button. We want to assign this additional server behavior to this button as well. And what we want to do is make sure that it is a new username when that button is clicked. So, it's going to check for a new username before it will insert them into the database. The Username field is username.

If it already exists, we will send them to the Register page. Register Failed. That will let our administrators know that they were not able to insert that person into the database. Now, at some point, we may want to create a separate Admin page to give them more information. But for now, we'll use Register Failed. I will save this page, and we go out and double check the functionality. And within this area, if I try and add myself one more time, especially if I'm using the same email address.

Now, we don't have form validation set up on this form so that is something else we will want to do. So, I'll plug in my same information, role as a Guest, Insert New User, and you can see I was taken out to that Register page. It's not going to let me register. So, I know the check new username is working. Now, what I would want to do is add a new user and double test that functionality.

And I won't make you sit through watching me doing that process, but make sure you test that Insert Record Server Behavior as well. Now, our Admin area does not have access restricted yet, so only Admin users can work within this area. But our Insert Record, our Administrators area are now able to insert a user and they can insert an admin user not just the guest role coming from our website.

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Dynamic Dreamweaver Websites: Creating Login Areas

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Candyce Mairs
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  1. 1m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 32s
  2. 2m 57s
    1. Course overview
      1m 16s
    2. The course environment
      1m 41s
  3. 26m 58s
    1. Static vs. dynamic requests
      4m 8s
    2. Installing XAMPP on a Windows system
      8m 54s
    3. Installing MAMP on a Mac system
      4m 29s
    4. Using admin consoles
      3m 54s
    5. Installing the course files
      5m 33s
  4. 18m 36s
    1. Overview of the Dreamweaver interface
      6m 22s
    2. Setting up the course site
      6m 20s
    3. Previewing pages
      5m 54s
  5. 33m 38s
    1. Creating PHP pages
      5m 45s
    2. Adding PHP code
      5m 44s
    3. Displaying variables
      4m 45s
    4. Commenting your code
      5m 30s
    5. Working with includes
      5m 58s
    6. Building the course templates
      5m 56s
  6. 35m 13s
    1. What is a database?
      5m 2s
    2. Adding database tables
      7m 34s
    3. Connecting to the database
      8m 28s
    4. Getting data from a database: Part one
      8m 25s
    5. Getting data from a database: Part two
      5m 44s
  7. 1h 16m
    1. Planning the login process
      7m 25s
    2. Creating a login form
      7m 45s
    3. Adding form validation: Part one
      9m 22s
    4. Adding form validation: Part two
      1m 37s
    5. Exploring the registration page
      7m 17s
    6. Correcting table fields
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up the login landing page
      4m 1s
    8. Using server behaviors
      3m 36s
    9. Inserting new members
      8m 48s
    10. User authentication
      10m 3s
    11. Restricting access to pages
      5m 17s
    12. Testing the login
      4m 53s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Admin area overview
      5m 9s
    2. Adding new users
      5m 19s
    3. Restricting access
      12m 25s
    4. Planning the admin update area
      5m 19s
    5. Building the members table listing
      6m 55s
    6. Building the querystring
      9m 14s
    7. Populating the update form
      6m 33s
    8. Updating the database data
      11m 28s
    9. Testing the admin update process
      3m 47s

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