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5/20/2011 11:27 AM  

I am using the news module to build specific pages for different organizations in my site. In doing this I'm trying to let certain users only post to their category then show that specific category on their organization page. As soon as I go into the securities under the categories and unclick the "inherit securities" check box it seems to limit the articles to only registered users and not the viewing public. Is there a way around this or will something have to be implemented to achieve it?

 

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5/20/2011 5:06 PM  
Are you setting the restriction as 'restrict' or 'loose', if you are using 'restrict', that would explain why anonymous users cannot see them.

Restrictive - You must meet the requirements of ALL categories on an article.

Loose - You only have to the meet the requirement of ONE category on an article.

So you might want to set them to loose for submission purposes (if that's all you are needing it for)

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5/21/2011 10:04 AM  

 Hi Scott,

I tried setting the security mode to Loose, but still no luck.  Let me try to explain it again in more detail...

I have Category I and Category II, Group I and Group II, and User I and User II.  I want User I who is a member of Group I to be able to post news articles into Category I.  He should not be able to post news articles into Category II.  Same goes with User II... he can post articles into Category II only.  I want anyone browsing the site (All Users) to be able to view articles from both Category I and Category II.

The issue seems that when I set any permissions on either Category, the Non-Authenticated user cannot view the posts.  Is that by design?  It seems like in the Permissions section of the Category, there needs to be the All Users group.

Again, I want to use the permissions settings to control submit permissions but I want All Users to be able to view them.

Any thoughts on that scernario?

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5/23/2011 3:21 AM  
Yes, it is by design at the moment, there needs to be an unauthenticated role for view permissions to change the behaviour.


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6/14/2011 9:14 AM  
is it possible to create such a role? if so how?
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6/14/2011 5:12 PM  
Posted By Cuong Dang on 6/14/2011 9:14 AM
is it possible to create such a role? if so how?


Do you mean unauthenticated? Not at the moment.


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8/13/2011 7:11 AM  
I have the same need as David: I want to use the permissions settings to control submit permissions but I want All Users to be able to view them.

Unauthenticated Users (All Users) are missing from Security Roles list. How to set View permissions to All Users? I have tried Restricted and Loose Security mode.

I'm using the latest NA release on DNN 6.0.

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8/14/2011 6:37 AM  
It's currently on the TODO list, the initial enhancement was for registered users only.

I would have expected loose security to work, but are you saying it isn't?

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8/16/2011 10:01 PM  

Yes, thats right. When I restrict publishing for one category, unauthorized users don't see the articles in that category - regardless of the security mode.

As I said Security Mode does not contain the Unauthorized (Not Logged In) Users Role to give them View Rights.

Thats all when the category is the root category - I haven't tried to set restrictions to child categories but I guess that the same thing will happen.


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8/17/2011 8:34 AM  
OKay - I'll have rewrite sections of the stored procedure to get it working, it was complicated to get it working initially, but it shouldn't be that bad too let unregistered users view.

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9/03/2011 2:11 AM  

Any news on this one? Installed the new release the article shows up in the Latest NA but when a Unregistered User wants to view the article NA takes him to the main NA module instance page.

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9/03/2011 6:53 AM  
So, the article shows up when it shouldn't, but when you click on it, you shouldn't be able to view it right?

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9/03/2011 6:53 AM  
And there is no update yet, I have a backlog of enhancements at the moment that is unlikely to be cleared until 2 weeks time.

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9/03/2011 9:47 AM  

Hmm, not quiet ...

All Users (registered or not) should be able to see the article. But adding new articles should be possible only to a specific User Group.

If you go to Category Permission Settings on the list of User Groups there should be UnRegistered or All Users.

  • Category 1 has Add permissions only for User Group 1 (Loose restrictions)
  • Expected: All users can see the Category and the articles that are in it
  • Behavior:
  • In NA Latest Article from Category 1 is visible, UnRegisdtered Users clicks ReadArticle link and he gets the NA main module screen - not the article.
    - The Article isn't listed at all in the Main NA Instance when Viewed by an UnRegistered User.
    - Category 1also isn't visible in the NA Archive>Category module when User is not registered.

Hope it's understandible now. I'll try to make some Screen Shots.


 

 

 

 


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9/03/2011 8:50 PM  
Sorry I thought you were referring to the current functionality not working in latest articles, I understand the issue with unauthenticated users, the original requirements didn't need this functionality but i will add it in

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12/28/2011 10:48 AM  
Hi Scott, just checking in to see if you've made any progress on this request. This would definitely help on multiple projects.
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7/03/2012 2:38 PM  
Hi Scott

Just wondering if this is in the development schedule?

Thanks, Jon
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7/04/2012 7:16 AM  
Jon,

Do you mean category permissions or the issue around unauthenticated users?

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7/06/2012 8:40 AM  
Hi Scott

It's the issue of allowing unauthenticated users to view articles when setting category specific permissions.

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