Now that you mention it!!

I tried to use sessions but without success, i did:


but after log in as a different user, it keeps taking the data of the previous 
user. If I close the browser window and reload the page and log in, then it 
takes de current user

Maybe I'm not killing the previous session! session_unset();
Do I need to propagate the Session ID on every page that use session_start()??
Can I use session_id();?

Best Regards,
Miguel Guirao

----- Mensaje original -----
Fecha: Lunes, Marzo 6, 2006 7:37 ombr
Asunto: Re: [PHP-DB] Retricting Access to Menu Items

> I've done this kind of thing with a number of web apps.
> What I usually do is create a user table in MySQL with a user-name, 
> password and access level, which has an integer value.
> When a user logs in successfully, a session is created (see 
> session_start() in php documentation), the access level is pulled 
> from 
> the user table and saved as a session variable. Then it is a simple 
> matter of using bits of code like...
> if ($_SESSION['access_level'] > 7){
>       echo "some stuff";
> }
> In your example, you will also want to check the user's access 
> level on 
> each restricted page - it is not enough to hide menu options. Users 
> could simply type the URL in.
> I hope that's clear.
> Good luck,
> Jeffrey
> Jeff Broomall wrote:
> > Good morning everyone.
> > 
> > I'm building a very simple content management site that tracks 
> "tasks."> 
> > The options available are:
> >  1. Add Task
> >  2. Edit Task
> >  3. View Task
> >  4. Print Task
> > 
> > I need to restrict some users to only View and Print and I'm 
> trying to find a way to tell the page not to load the menu options 
> (the text) for those not having access to the Add and Edit functions.
> > 
> > IOW, they would only see View and Print.
> > 
> > I have three basic users:
> >  1. System Admin
> >  2. Subject Matter Expert (SME)
> >  3. Viewers
> > 
> > Obviously the System Admin and SME will have full access so it's 
> the Viewers that are to have access to only View and Print.
> > 
> > I have a users table but haven't set it up for the distinction.  
> What I was thinking was creating a field labeled users_group and 
> assign a numeric value for each user using the numbering system above.
> > 
> > I have my page load the menu options:
> > 
> > Home<br />
> > View Tasks<br />
> > Edit Task<br />
> > Add Task<br />
> > 
> > into here...
> > 
> > <BODY>
> > 
> > <table width="90%" border="1" cellspacing="10" cellpadding="0" 
> align="center">> 
> >  <tr><td colspan="2"><h1 id="mainhead">ICAO Tasks &#8212; 
> WAFS</h1></td></tr>>   
> > <tr> 
> > <td align= "center" valign="top" nowrap="nowrap" width="10%">
> >  Menu<br />
> >  <?php include ('./includes/menu.html'); ?>     <--The menu above 
> inserted here.
> > </td>
> >      
> > <td valign="top" class="content"> 
> > 
> > 
> > How can I tell the system not to load the last two lines unless 
> they are a System Admin or SME?
> > 
> > I read a chapter on Cookies/Sessions...but it wasn't that helpful 
> for this case.
> > 
> > Can I setcookie('user_group', '3') and use that somehow???
> > 
> > Am I in the ballpark with this solution?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Jeff
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