On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 10:35, Dvir Bar-lev <dvir.b@pure...> wrote:
> A user goes to the site, he see the log in screen that has 2 entry fields - user name and password.
> The user enteres the data and presses the submit button.
> Now I want to take what the user entered and see if I have the same user and password defined in acl_users folder, if so I want to give him the role that that user in the acl_users folder have.
Yup, this is all automatic.
> And than based on that role direct him to the appropriate page
Aha. So your questions are two: How can I have a HTML login page, and
how can I redirect the user to different pages after login, based on
PAS certainly helps you with this, as it has support for having HTML
forms for login. Also, as Andreas mentioned, there is a product called
CookieCrumbler that can help you with this without using PAS.
So how do you use PAS? You start using PAS by replacing your current
acl_user folder with the Pluggable Auth Service. In this you add
plugins. The plugins do different things. The User Manager will store
users and passwords. The ZODB Role Manager will store role assigments
to users. The Cookie Auth Helper will enable you to have a login form.
Create all these, enable them, fiddle around a bit. Then you probably
need to ask more questions, and I won't know enough about PAS to
answer, but somebody else probably will.