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From Helena Edelson <>
Subject Re: access control - user roles by sitemap
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 18:35:34 GMT
thanks. will do.
i am also working on i18n stuff. when i figure it out,
i was thinking it might be help ful to write a how to.
everything so far seems
fractured in terms of the steps to take to implement.
there are many if then's and info is everywhere, from
docs to jira to cocoon docs..


Ross Gardler wrote:

> Helena Edelson wrote:
>> Is there any way using sitemap  to manage user roles
>> via a  login to control roles
>> access to app pages for user_role_a
>> disallow access for user_role_b type of thing?
> Depends on whether you are running in dynamic mode or not.
> In static mode you would have to use the mechanisms provided by your 
> web server for protecting access to certain resources. On the Apache 
> HTTPD server that would be using .htaccess files.
> In this case you simply provide the relevant .htaccess files in along 
> with your XDocs and they will (theoretically) be copied over when you 
> build the site. I say theoretically because I have not, personally, 
> tried this. Let us know if you try it and it works (preferably in the 
> form of a contribution to our docs).
> If you are running in dynamic mode you can, theoretically, use the 
> Cocoon Authentication framework [1]. Again, I say theoretically 
> because it I'm not aware of anyone having done this yet. If you want 
> to go this route then it is really a dev topic, so please move this to 
> the dev list where we can help guide you and (hopefully) you can write 
> us a How-To on making it work.
> Ross
> [1]

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