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Restricting access to pages

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At this points in the course, we have setup all of our register a new user, or a new number specifically, within our Scuba2u website. We've also setup the log in area. And those two are working just fine. The problem is, anybody can still go out and Preview any of our member's pages at this point. So, the piece that's easy to forget, since you're focusing on adding form functionality, is that within our members' area, we have quite a few pages. So the idea is, the user registers to get a user name, to become a member. They log in to the members area and only members can access this information. And right now, I have members, videos as an example in my website. Now, if I put this into the browser and browse out to it, there is nothing preventing me from going to this page at this point. So, what we need to do is go in and take all of these pages with the word members in front of them, and restrict the access to that page, to only people who are logged in.

Restricting access to pages

At this points in the course, we have setup all of our register a new user, or a new number specifically, within our Scuba2u website. We've also setup the log in area. And those two are working just fine. The problem is, anybody can still go out and Preview any of our member's pages at this point. So, the piece that's easy to forget, since you're focusing on adding form functionality, is that within our members' area, we have quite a few pages. So the idea is, the user registers to get a user name, to become a member. They log in to the members area and only members can access this information. And right now, I have members, videos as an example in my website. Now, if I put this into the browser and browse out to it, there is nothing preventing me from going to this page at this point. So, what we need to do is go in and take all of these pages with the word members in front of them, and restrict the access to that page, to only people who are logged in.

I'll open up members Candice, since it's the top of the list here, in alphabetical order. And we will start here. Now, how do we make sure only logged in users can view this page? We use Dreamweaver Server Behaviors to do that. I'll click the plus sign and down in User Authentication. This is the piece we need to add to each one of those pages. Now, before building these pages, I could have, on my members home page, added this server behavior. And then, I can use that page from that point on, anytime I need a new page for the members area, if I use that page as my base page and save out from that. I would automatically have that on there.

Since I'm providing you these files, they're already created. So, we need to add it individually. So, I will go out to a Server Behaviors > User Authentication > Restrict Access To Page. Now, we're simply going to restrict this page to user name and password. If access is denied, we will take them out to the Log In page to log in. Now, the assumption here is if we take them to the log in page that the log in page has a way to get them back to the register page if they haven't yet registered.

They may have just forgotten to log in. So, some of our other pages do need to add some features within this area. I'm assuming that has been done at this point for our course. So, if access is denied, I will take them to the Log In page, where they can log in and be able to access this page. I will Save this page. Preview it in the browser. And now, notice I'm taken to the Log In page, when I try and view that particular page.

It sent me immediately to the Log In area. What I need to do is go through all of these pages and do the same thing. So, I will select the Server Behaviors, go down to User Authentication > Restrict Access to Page. I will say, username and password. If access is denied, go to Log In. So, I'm just repeating this exact same process for every page within the member area.

Members home needs this as well. So, every page that has members in the first part of the name, I will be doing this same thing to. And there you have it. Now, I'm not going to make you watch me do these next five pages. I've added some Flash videos inside this member's area, to give you a chance to navigate within the member's section. But for right now, if I go out to member's home.

Preview it in the browser, it takes me to Log In. If I go to Log In, I'll plug in my information. I should be able to log in. Notice when I logged in, it immediately took me to the page I was requesting initially, which is the member's home page. So, go ahead and add that same functionality, restrict access to page, to the rest of the pages within this member's area.

And go out and test these pages. Once you are logged in, you should be able to navigate around these pages. So, once you get to the member's area, I should be able to go to the Videos page and the Photos page without needing to log in again. I don't have those set up. Those are two of the pages down here that I don't have any access restricted on. So, I'm not going to show you that piece. But that is the Restrict Access to Page server behavior within Dreamweaver.

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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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