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I was wondering if someone who has implemented a client login with CMS MS could comment on how easy/difficult the process is in creating it. I have a potential client who wants an area for her clients to log in and download calendars, payment info, etc. I know CMS MS has this feature, but I've never used it before.

 

It would be done with the front end module, correct? And when someone logs in, what would they see?

 

I've searched the CMS MS forums, but I'm not really finding the info I'm looking for.

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I cna't believe 2 days went past without me checking the boards - shame on me! :rolleyes: Let me know if I didn't answer your question earlier and let us know what you find out the registration form.

 

...for archive purposes - Logins are available using the Front End Users module and a single template tag needs to be added to the template that will be used for the private pages. The module has an admin screen available to manage front end users.

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Thanks for the chat earlier, John. :)

 

The way I'm understanding it after our chat and after reading some more on the CMS MS forums, I would need to use the Front End Users mod plus the Self Registration mod. Does that sound right? The only thing is...I found out that in order to prevent people from just registering and then accessing the content without approval of the site owner, we'll have to make it so people are put in one group of users when they register and then the owner will have to manually switch the group so they can view the content.

 

Seems like there should be an easier way.

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sure!

that does sound right - using the self registration module.

 

...put in one group of users when they register and then the owner will have to manually switch the group so they can view the content.

 

This is similar to other systems that allow admins to approve new users. If it is open then there is no way to regulate who gets in... and it is a painless process. When in the FEU admin, go to the users tab and click the username to modify. A new screen opens allowing you to choose what groups the user should belong to.

 

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But, the initial set up of the FEU admin is not very clear. Here are the steps to do after installing the module:

1. create a User Property - do not use password or username b/c those are already set up. Even if you do not need an additional user property field, one has to be set up. Maybe use Name, or Location.

 

In the next step the user property can be hidden and not used, optional, or a required field for login.

 

2. Now you can create a Group - this can be the group that users are assigned by default. Maybe they can gain access to a landing page or a blurb of content before being granted full access.

 

3. Now you can create a user in the backend to test.

 

4. the other frontend steps can be carried out from here - add the template tag, style the forms, etc...

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John,

 

Do you think it can be set to where when they login that it will direct them to only ONE page of the site (thus access no other pages on the site)? I have been researching a particular business to contractor management system that will allow restricted access to each project on the site.

 

Here's the link of my original post in this regards.

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John,

 

Do you think it can be set to where when they login that it will direct them to only ONE page of the site (thus access no other pages on the site)? I have been researching a particular business to contractor management system that will allow restricted access to each project on the site.

 

Here's the link of my original post in this regards.

 

I haven't done this yet, but it is supposed to be possible. There is this mod that may help: http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/feupermission

 

Other modules that may help as per your other post:

 

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/customcontent

 

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/securefile

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/kfm

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/file-list'>http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/file-list-table'>http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/file-list-table

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/file-list

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/file

 

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/newsletter

 

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/feucalendar (may not be stable?)

 

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/userdirectory

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/feuserlisting

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/memberads

 

http://dev.cmsmadesimple.org/projects/feupaypal

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