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Posts Tagged ‘users’

DotNetNuke 5.14 Search User Enter Key Issue

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I recently upgraded a DotNetNuke installation and found several issues that are either different from the 4.x series or are now broken.

Most annoying is that there is now no longer any visual indication that a module is viewable by the administrator only.  Seems there should at least be a CSS class added to the module so that we can control the visual representation ourselves if we want.

Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about that.

But another issue that showed up is in the user screen.

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Authentication – Assigning Permissions to Roles

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Now that we’ve assigned roles to our users, we need to assign permissions to the roles.

The easiest way to do this is through the web.config file, which will allow us to control which pages the roles can access.

But how do we control items beyond pages?  For that we’ll need to do a bit of “role your own” coding.

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ASP.NET Assigning a Role to a User

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Another function that is not supplied by one of the existing controls in ASP.NET is the ability to assign a user to a role.  For this, we will need to resort to using the APIs.

Since we can assign roles to users using the ASP.NET configuration tool, we can assume there is an API available that will do this work for us.

Here is how it is done.

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