I have scoured the forums and most of the documentation and cannot find a definitive answer or "best practice" for implementing a secure login based site.
First, I started with making a "Login" page (everyone has permissions to see it), a Page Group called "Members" (allowing authenticated users only), and a nested "Home" page inheriting permissions from its parent "Members" page group.
I added the following to the <authentication /> element in the web.config:
<forms loginUrl="~/login" timeout="20" requireSSL="false" defaultUrl="~/Members/" />
When I attempt to access the path "/Members/Home" I get the following error:
You are not authorized to 'View a page' ('Pages').
This is definitely not the functionality I was expecting. I was expecting a redirect to the /Login page. So I looked for an answer in the forums and came across the following solution:http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/forums/sitefinity-4-x/general-discussions/sitefinity-4-0-forms-authentication.aspx. This is far from ideal when building a website as errors need to be seen.
My root question is, what is the Telerik recommended way to accomplish basic user authentication in SF 4.1?