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User Side Security

User Side Security can be applied to a specific page or pages to require a user to log in before accessing the page(s) with the following four options:

  • Allow all individuals in the Members Database to have access to this page
  • Allow only selected groups in the Members Database to have access to this page
  • Allow all individuals in the Users Database to have access to this page
  • Allow only selected groups in the Users Database to have access to this page

The Users Database is typically all individuals who have access to your website, i.e. faculty, staff, administrators.  

The Members Database is a database that allows you to keep track of contact information for individuals without accounts in your Users Database. It can be used for Alumni, School Board Members, Parents, Students to name just a few.

Note: User Side Security allows you to restrict access to page and protect HTML content on those pages, but it does not restrict access to URLs that are linked from that page. This means that if there is a resource (such as a PDF) linked on that restricted page, someone can copy/paste or Bookmark that URL and share the URL without any restrictions. If you're looking for secure access to documents, you may want to consider our WebOffice4Schools product which has secure intranet and form routing.

Note: You may also want to update the Meta Tag Robots so that search engines don't index or follow links on secure pages. See the Internal Webpage Properties article for more information about the different Meta Tag Robots options.

Apply Side Security to an Existing Page

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Within Navigation Builder, click Update on the page you wish to secure.

Access Advanced Settings

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From the Update Internal Web Page screen, click on the Click here for Advanced Settings link and the page will expand to display the advanced settings.

Note: Clicking on the link again will hide the settings. 

Designate User Side Security

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Select the User Side Security checkbox and the four options will display.  Radio buttons accompany the four options enabling you to choose only one option per page. Select one of the options, scroll down and click Update.

 

Users will see a login screen when the page is selected.

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