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flym4ster
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

21 Sep 2015, 19:53

Hello,

I'm waiting X3 with big interest.
It seems very different from X2.
I whish to buy it soon.

Have you a approximative date for the release of a public version?

Thanks for your job.
 
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mjau-mjau
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

22 Sep 2015, 06:44

Hi. It will be a few more weeks until we have next big release out, which should be "release candidate". See my latest post from a few days ago regarding this.
https://forum.photo.gallery/viewtopic.p ... f=9#p37985

Although it will still be beta for a short while after next release, it will still be "release candidate", because it will be much easier to update X3 after next release.

Thank you for patience.
 
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fsfs
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

12 Jun 2016, 17:36

Hey Karl!

I have an issue.

I have * GLOBAL set for my page.
When I want to share a page for only an user let say: Adam the folder 2016/june/birthday-party

The * GLOBAL user (me) cannot access 2016/june/birthday-party without entering Adams pass.

I know you have written:
If you are specifically protecting child-pages of already-protected parent-pages, the child-page login will outrank the parent-page login.
- but it should be the other way around for * GLOBAL too.

The way around is to use Superuser?

But I don't want to use username, want/need only password, the superpass fails for me.

What can I do?
 
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mjau-mjau
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

12 Jun 2016, 18:11

I am not sure, but it seems like you are mixing up *GLOBAL and *superuser:
fsfs wrote:The * GLOBAL user (me) cannot access 2016/june/birthday-party without entering Adams pass.
*GLOBAL is NOT a user, but a shortcut to protect ALL pages, thus making it "global" protection. The global protect setting must still have its own password, or it's own users applied.
fsfs wrote:The way around is to use Superuser?
Because of the above, I cannot answer this. It seems like you have mistaked *global as *superuser. Superuser is a user that has access to ALL protected folders, and yes it is a practical way to create a user for yourself that can access ALL protected folders.
fsfs wrote:But I don't want to use username, want/need only password, the superpass fails for me.
Not sure what this has to do with anything. If you use a basic login with username/password or a USER with username/password, you still need to use BOTH username and password. Therefore, I don't see what you are asking about here.

I understand that some users want to simplify by only having a password (no username), but username + password is part of the http authentication method, so we can't change that:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_acc ... entication
 
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fsfs
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

12 Jun 2016, 18:21

Sorry I saw my own text, was misunderstanding.


I have an user, Tony, which has the path * GLOBAL

Then I added another temp. user, Adam, with the only path: 2016/june/birthday-party


Tony cannot access 2016/june/birthday-party - without entering Adams password.
 
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

12 Jun 2016, 20:25

If you have login to your panel, I can take a look ...
 
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mjau-mjau
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

12 Jun 2016, 21:49

I checked your panel, and there is nothing wrong here. It still seems you are mixing the concepts of GLOBAL and SUPERUSER, which I thought we cleared in my initial reply. What behavior are you expecting? A global link protection, protects ALL links ... User SUPERUSER from the user tab to create a user that can access all protected pages.
fsfs wrote:I have an user, Tony, which has the path * GLOBAL
You have a user kalas ... I don't see any user "Tony". Besides, what do you mean "user, Tony, which has path * Global"? A USER does not have a path.
fsfs wrote:Tony cannot access 2016/june/birthday-party - without entering Adams password.
Yes, did you expect something else? What's the point of adding a protected child folder 2016/juni/nk if everyone can access it with the global login which everyone will need to pass first anyway? Either create a superuser from the USERS tab, or create your own user and add it as a user to the access link.

Please see the extensive docs available from within your panel:
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fsfs
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

12 Jun 2016, 22:14

I just used the Tony and Adam as names to understand.



Basically I set * GLOBAL as path and only password for my family to see our albums.

Then I created a user+pass for a certain friend, let's call him: Tony, to only see a child path, don't want them to see the whole family album.


The problem that occurs is that my family (* GLOBAL-access) cannot see the certain child path even if they have * GLOBAL-access.
They would need to have Tonys password, which is strange.
 
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Re: X3 Beta V0.11 [Password protected pages]

13 Jun 2016, 10:18

fsfs wrote:Basically I set * GLOBAL as path and only password for my family to see our albums.
I have been trying to emphasize this for the last 3 posts: Setting a global path instructs X3 to protect all pages. It is NOT a password that allows you to login to all other pages that are specifically protected. That is what the *SUPERUSER or a normal USER is for ...

Additionally, If you set a specific protection for a specific path, it will obviously overrule your global protection
fsfs wrote:The problem that occurs is that my family (* GLOBAL-access) cannot see the certain child path even if they have * GLOBAL-access.
They would need to have Tonys password, which is strange.
Again, I need to emphasize *GLOBAL protection is NOT *GLOBAL ACCESS, as you are referring above.

Use USERS or SUPERUSER: For example, go to USERS tab, create two users: FAMILY and TONY. Then in your global protection path, set user family. In the path for the birthday, set family and tony.

Or easier, create a superuser *family, which will have access to all protected pages without having to add them as user to a path.

All the above is noted in the extensive documentation for that page (click the ? help button from). It doesn't seem you have taken the time to read it ...