[ic] password protection of categories

Mike Heins mheins@redhat.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 16:09:34 -0500

Quoting johny brabo (schurkmaster@yahoo.com):
> This seems a nice suggestion, thanks.
> But problem here is that this would only translate the
> problem. I could show the category only to users that
> have the required field in their userdb, but then I
> have to figure out a way to password-protect them from
> adding this field.
> Any user should be able to get access if they have the
> password. So I think I need a way to check if a user
> has allready entered a password, and otherwise serve a
> login-form if they click the category. Note that I'm
> not talking about the user's login name/password.

That is what this is for (in catalog.cfg):

    UserDB  default  scratch  "dealer category price_level"

When the user logs in, these userdb values are transferred to the Scratch
space, not the Values space. The user cannot touch this. So you just
test on $Scratch->{category} or [if scratch category =~ /something/].

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