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Public Access Solution - jcannonsr - 11-27-2012

Here is my solution for public access:
  • Premise: Only admins can upload files
  • Create a Public Department and a Public User for that Department
  • Make a copy of index.php and name it index-r.php
  • Edit the index-r.php to autologin the public user. ( Reference Post: )
    Remark out line 63: if(isset($_Post['login']))
    Remark out the { on line 64 using //
    Change line 71 to hard code an ID: $frmuser = "username";
    Change line 72 to hard code a Password: $frmpass= "password";
    Remark out lines 119-130, start with /* and end with */

  • Now edit the template header file (header.tpl) in the folder of the template you are using (mine was tweeter)

    Add {if $isadmin eq 'yes'} in front of the buttons you want to turn off, (ie upload, logout, checkin) and {/if} after


    <ul class="nav">

    <li class="active"><a href="{$g_base_url}/out.php">Home</a></li>
    {if $isadmin eq 'yes'}
    <li><a href="{$g_base_url}/in.php">{$g_lang_button_check_in}</a></li>
    <li><a href="{$g_base_url}/search.php">{$g_lang_search}</a></li>
    {if $isadmin eq 'yes'}
    <li><a href="{$g_base_url}/add.php">{$g_lang_button_add_document}</a>
    {if $isadmin eq 'yes'}
    <a href="{$g_base_url}/admin.php">{$g_lang_label_admin}</a>
    {if $isadmin eq 'yes'}
    <li><a href="{$g_base_url}/logout.php">{$g_lang_logout}</a></li>
    <p class="navbar-text pull-right">
    {if $isadmin eq 'yes'}
    Logged in as
    <a href="{$base_url}/profile.php">{$userName}</a>

  • Edit the english.php page located here: includes>language and add a link to your public page

    edit these to say:

    $lang['welcome'] = 'Document Management System';
    $lang['welcome2'] = "<a href='./index-r.php'>Click Here for Public Documents</a>";

  • Finally just mark you documents with user public as view only.[/list:u]

    References that got me started:
    • Bottom of this post got me started - <!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href="">viewtopic.php?f=4&t=81</a><!-- l -->
    • Index page mods: <!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href="">viewtopic.php?f=4&t=714&p=1906&hilit=index+r.php#p1906</a><!-- l -->[/list:u]