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VISITORS & MASTER PASSWORD

Knowledge Base Lobby : uDirectory Support Conference : Import Data into uDirectory
Nov-21-17 04:30 PM EST
Original Message
VISITORS & MASTER PASSWORD
Author Stacey on 03-01-2000 at 18:27 (EST)
Hello,

We are in a pinch agian. We want to allow our vissitors to add-edit their own listings. However we donot want them to have our master password. Is there a way for each person to have there own password that would go to there listing? So we donot have to add everones listing. We are becoming a large directory with many udirectorys and we dont have the time for every listing wich would be sent daily. Also I have found a password script that would alow us to see each individual. Is there a way to incorporate this script with udirectory? I would like all of your ideas! I happen to be getting better at configuring cgi scripts.

Thank You

Stacey Elder
oliveoil177@yahoo.com
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  Allowing Individual Passwords Per Listing Christine, 2000-03-02 15:22:24 (1)
            Allowing Individual Passwords Per Listing Stacey, 2000-03-02 20:36:45 (2)
                 How Passwords on Listings Are Used Christine, 2000-03-03 09:11:46 (3)
                      master password Stacey, 2000-03-04 00:09:42 (4)
                           How users can edit their listings without using the control panel Christine, 2000-03-07 21:49:28 (5)
                                visitor and master paswords neil morley, 2000-09-22 13:30:22 (6)

Messages In This Discussion
         1. Allowing Individual Passwords Per Listing
        Author Christine on 03-02-2000 at 15:22 (EST)
Yes, uDirectory Deluxe can be configured to give each user a password to maintain/edit his/her own listing.

From the Configure Listings button on the main control panel, you will see that in Section 2 : Password Field Configuration you can configure this feature.

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                 2. Allowing Individual Passwords Per Listing
                Author Stacey on 03-02-2000 at 20:36 (EST)
Hello Christine,

This realy didnt help me. I know in the configuration to put yes but where do I go from there?
How do I allow the people to add thier listing after I do this. I have read all of you read me files and the reference online. But still this is confusing to me. Can you tell me in detail?

Thanks
Stacey
oliveoil177@yahoo.com
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                         3. How Passwords on Listings Are Used
                        Author Christine on 03-03-2000 at 09:11 (EST)
LAST EDITED ON Mar-03-00 AT 09:34 AM (EST)


After you configure the general settings to allow individual passwords, you will find that when a user goes to "Add Listing" from the uDirectory Control Panel there will be a "Password" field at the bottom of the Add Listing screen where he/she can optionally type a password to protect the new listing.

This password field is right above the SUBMIT/RESET buttons, and it looks like this:

"If you would like to password-protect this listing, enter a password in the textbox below."

After the password is added and the new listing has been submitted, future attempts to edit the listing will prompt for a password. The password entered will be validated, and if accurate, the listing can be edited, otherwise, the request to edit the listing will rejected.



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                                 4. master password
                                Author Stacey on 03-04-2000 at 00:09 (EST)
Hello Christine,

This is what I was inquiring about. We do not want users in the control pannel.
[Christine wrote... "A user goes to "Add Listing" from the uDirectory Control Panel there will be a "Password""...]
Is there a way around this? As I asked in question 1. "However we donot want them to have our master password. " I guess that I am not being clear in my question.

Here is what we would like to acomplish.

1. User's add thier listing without acsessing master password wich udirectory uses to make the html and text files.

2. We are notified of entery diferent user. (E-mail wich is currenty working [not an issue])

3. Useres are able to edit the listing without us. (E-mail wich is currenty working [not an issue])

4. If this is possible I am unclear on how to do this. Please leave detailed information. I am new at this but when I learn it it sticks.

Thank you so much for being patient with me. Hopefuly this will help others if they have trouble to.

Stacey
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                                         5. How users can edit their listings without using the control panel
                                        Author Christine on 03-07-2000 at 21:49 (EST)
LAST EDITED ON Mar-08-00 AT 08:48 AM (EST)


LAST EDITED ON Mar-07-00 AT 09:51 PM (EST)

The way to allow users to edit their [password protected] listings without going through the control panel is outlined in the uDirectory user guide, in Section 10. Follow this link, http://www.uburst.com/uDirectory/uDirectory.html
then click on the "Reference" button in the left frame. From the table of contents, go to section 10.

An excerpt from the user guide is below, however you need to go look in the guide yourself to see the examples. Basically, all you need to do is create links on your site (however you want to do this, a button would be appropriate) to the appropriate URL for either the Add or Edit forms.

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Allowing Visitors to Add/Edit Listings
If you want to allow visitors to your web site to add/edit their own listings, then you will need to add the following links to your web site:

Use the "?command=add" option to link visitors to the Add Listing form. To do this, create a link to uDirectory CGI script followed with "?command=add".
(See the example in the user guide)


Use the "?command=edit" option to link visitors to the Edit Listing form. To do this, create a link to uDirectory CGI script followed with "?command=edit". For example:

(See the example in the user guide)


Note 1: The above add/edit links will only work if you enabled visitor editing in question #8 in the Configuring The Script section.

Note 2: You can see another example of how to add these links by taking a look at the HTML of the example_index_page1.html that was included with uDirectory.





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                                                 6. visitor and master paswords
                                                Author neil morley on 09-22-2000 at 13:30 (EST)
I asked Bill Weiner for help on this - I wanted to save the html form for adding listings, and stop the script from generating the form, so that people could not simply type in the name of the script with ?command=ADD tacked on. He sent me this message:
___________
In regard to separating the visitor "Add" and visitor "Edit" feature into to separately controllable options, there is no simple way to do that at this time. However, if you just want to disable the visitor "Add" feature, here are some instructions:

To disable the visitor "Add" feature while keeping the visitor "Edit" feature enabled, do a search on the following section of code:

elsif ($pCommand eq "add")
{
if ($visitor_editing eq "YES")
{
$pPassword = "visitor";
&create_new_listing_form();
}
else
{
&create_login_form();
}
}

Then simply comment out those middle lines by putting # signs in front of them like this:

elsif ($pCommand eq "add")
{
# if ($visitor_editing eq "YES")
# {
# $pPassword = "visitor";
# &create_new_listing_form();
# }
# else
# {
# &create_login_form();
# }
}

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you still have to change the password to "visitor" in the html form - I don't know how you can hide it. I also use a link redirect script to link to and hide the true URLs of the UDir script commands.
Neil
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