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Making Pages Secure

You can add security to any web page in your website admin area. The security system will require users to log in before they can view the content on that particular page. Access to secure pages is assigned by Security Group. For more details on setting up a Security Group, visit the Security Group article.

Security can be added to a page at any time.
  1. In the Site Map area of the admin, click on the page you want to make secure and click "Edit" in the top right.
  2. Click on the "Security" tab to edit the security settings for the page you are editing.
  3. Mark "Make this page secure" to "Yes".
  4. Select one or more groups of users who will be allowed to log in.
  5. If you would like to give your visitors the option of signing up as a secure user, you can use the "User Sign-up Link" to direct them to a page with a sign-up form.
  6. Press [submit] to save your changes.
  7. Publish the Site to make the changes live.

Note: If you are logged in to the back end and you make the administrators one of the groups that can access the secure page, it will automatically log you in. You will need to test with a different browser or log out of the back end before testing your new secure page.

Redirecting Secure Pages Based on Specific Users or Groups

If you decide to make a page secure per the above steps, you can also set up the page to automatically redirect specific users or groups to other pages on your website.

For example, let's say you secure a page and allow a security group named 'X' to be able to log into that page.

You can set up the page to also redirect all of the 'X' group users to another page upon logging in. Or, you can set up specific redirects based on individual users in the 'X' security group.

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Open a page for editing in the admin area of your website.

2. Click on the security tab

3. Click on 'secure page' and set it to yes 

4. Select a security group to give access to the page.

5. Now in the Redirect to URL area, you have a couple of options.

     a) If you enter a url in the main group line, it will redirect any user from that group that logs in. So for example, per the above image, if you entered in the line for the 'X' group in the image above, any member of the 'X' security group will get redirected to when they log in

     b) you can also enter specific url's for specific users. So per the above image, you could redirect Esmith39 and Ghoton28 to 2 different url's.

6. Once you've entered in all of your redirects, click submit, then publish to get the changes to go live.