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Garth Beebe

Jul 12, 2021, 5:22:59 PM7/12/21
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Hi All!

I'm new to dotCMS and have been playing around in our Dev area with a new install. We plan to allow clients manage the images and other content for their micro-sites which would require them to log into the admin site.

I created 2 different test sites. I logged into one using a client specific credentials tied to their site. I noticed a link named "Login As" appears when you click on the letter in the upper right hand corner of the screen. When i click on that link i see a different screen with a drop-down. I click on the drop-down and i see all users, not just the one created for the specific site.

I tried removing the "Role Granted" = system->login as from the user under system menu item logged in as admin. I logged out and logged back in as the user, not admin. i still see the link even though i removed it.

How do i remove the link "Login As" for a specific client?

Something else seems odd as well. The client admin account can see all users listed as well under system->users. However, they can not click into the accounts. That's a good thing!

How do i limit the client admin account to only see user tied to that specific site and content?

I've been reading through what dotCMS has on there site related to roles\permissions, so has a number of other people in my BU, but i feel like I'm missing something.



Jul 13, 2021, 2:37:30 PM7/13/21
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I think the portals could be configured on role and tools, you can add or remove layouts to a role, so you can remove the users portlet to those accounts that should not access to it.

Nathan Keiter

Jul 13, 2021, 3:34:53 PM7/13/21
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Login As is controlled by the "Login As?" System role.

Did you flush the cache after you made the change? Your user could still have the role in cache.

Maybe flush the permissions cache and the role cache? Or flush all caches if this is a dev environment.

Cache should be flushed after any role or permissions change.

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Jul 13, 2021, 3:54:00 PM7/13/21
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Thank you Jonathan and Nathan for your response.

I did not flush the cache. I'll see if that works.

Kind regards,

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