[opencms-dev] Adding Website Membership

M Butcher mbutcher at grcomputing.net
Tue Jun 24 18:38:01 CEST 2003

Thanks... I should have known that the answer would have been posted the
day before I joined the list. Serves me right for not reading the
archives. Argh.

So, I've given the website membership thing a lot of thought, but I'm
just not sure if I understand it well enough (yet) to solve the problem.
There are (at least) two options for giving website users accounts: 1) I
can take the CMS_USER/GROUP stuff that is used already, and try to model
website users in that context. The other option is to create a
completely separate user management system (which is what I'm guessing
CMS_WEBUSER was for).

Website users will probably have to (from time to time) submit stuff to
the site, but I'd rather handle that through traditional form interfaces
rather than give them access to the CMS interface, so (at this point)
there is no need for the website user to be included in the permissions
that govern the CMS interface -- which is why a separate user management
system is possible.

If anyone has thoughts on this, or has done something similar, I'd
appreciate hearing from you. I'd rather not make a bad design decision
because of my own ignorance. ;-)



On Sat, 2003-06-21 at 16:08, Thomas März wrote:
> M Butcher <mbutcher at grcomputing.net> writes:
> > Not finding anything obvious about this in the OpenCMS documentation, I
> > had figured I would just develop my own, but then I noticed that there
> > is a table in the database called "CMS_WEBUSERS" which happens to have
> > all of the fields I would need anyway.
> http://mail.opencms.org/pipermail/opencms-dev/2003q2/005421.html
> Best Regards,
> Thomas März
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