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Sitefinity Desktop App Not Using Sitefinity Permissions for Modules

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  1. Richard
    Richard avatar
    16 posts
    06 May 2009
    24 Sep 2014
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    Do not allow editors/backend users to load the SF desktop app  if you have custom modules you have denied access to them as the Desktop App ignores the SF Permissions and gives them view functions regardless! 

    To recreate the problem:

    - Create a custom module as an administrator, activate it.
    - Set permission on this to be administrators only across the board of options via permissions.
    - Create a new user with basic permissions to backend.
    - Login as new user to sitefinity browser backend and see the custom module does not appear in the content drop down.
    - Install latest version of Sitefinity Desktop Application
    - Login as the same new user, you will be able to see the custom module you created as well as the data regardless of the security settings in Sitefinity being not set for the user.  

    If you try and create, modify or delete it will say you are not authorised but this is secondary to the fact you can actually see the module and more importantly the data in the first place, when sitefinity has permissions set to stop this from occurring.

    Version 7.0.5100.0, don't see mention of a fix in 7.1

  2. Svetoslav Manchev
    Svetoslav Manchev avatar
    735 posts
    06 Sep 2017
    26 Sep 2014
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    Hello Richard,

    As this issue is already discussed in the opened support thread I am sharing the information here also:
    There is a bug already logged in our feedback portal where you can track its status. Please check the following link for more detailed information:

    Sitefinity Desktop Application: Issues with permissions for dynamic modules

    Svetoslav Manchev
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