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  1. Daniel Plomp
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    21 Nov 2007
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    Hi all,

    I'd like to know if the following is possible with Sitefinity, or will be in future:

    1) I want to develop an intranet application with Sitefinity. I want users to login before browsing the intranet. Users could also be Sitefinity Administrators, which will allow them to also login in the Sitefinity Admin System, but I don't want to store users twice.

    2) I want to assign roles to users for viewing specific pages, but also for viewing specific modules. So, one group (role) could see a generic module on a page, but another group (role) can't see this module.

    3) I want to assign rights to specific users (or via role) to edit certain modules on a page.

    Is this possible with the current system.
    It's like the IBUYSPY and DotNetNuke system. Since Sitefinity offers so much and cool functionality, it would be great if I could achieve these points...

    Daniel
  2. Yasen
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    18 May 2013
    23 Nov 2007
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    Hi Daniel,

    1) Sitefinity provides the needed functionality to achieve this. You just have to create a public login page and deny anonymous access to all pages (see how to do it automatically). You can also use windows authentication (as you are talking about an intranet application.

    2) As for the current version, permissions for modules are more administration-oriented. The idea behind them is not to restrict users from viewing/editing single items on a page, but to manage administrators,content writers, etc in the backend... Thus, permissions are set per module, and are available mainly for the administration. We are currently working on improvements on permissions and security as adding permissions per category (group of content items) and per blog.

    Other improvements are currently considered and some of them will be available in 3.2 in the beginning of 2008. For the moment permissions per user (not per role) are not in our ToDo list as this will complicate the user interface. However, we are seriously considering implementing public permissions (for users that browse the public part of the site to view/edit content items directly).

    Unfortunately, it is too early to say exactly which of this functionality will be included in Sitefinity 3.2, more specific information will be available in December.

    Thank you for this post as it helps us in making decisions what is most important for our clients. If you have any other ideas or needs please share them with the team and we'll gladly consider them.

    Sincerely yours,
    Yasen
    the Telerik team

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