[thelist] Permission Schemes in ColdFusion

Steven Wood steve.wood at serviceengine.com
Tue Oct 24 16:20:18 CDT 2000

I've previously created security, or permission schemes in ColdFusion by
coding navigation links throughout the site with cfif statements that check
for specific permission levels before displaying a link (or altering the
link destination).  This method is labor intensive and difficult to maintain
if changes are made.   I was wondering if there was a better way.

Is there some standard way that you CF developers add permission levels to
your sites?  I was thinking about using the Application.cfm template to
verify permission levels when a link is clicked and then either continue
displaying the current page, or locate the user to another page if they
don't have access.  This apparently would work on a page by page permission
scheme, but I don't see how it would work if I wanted to limit actions
within a specific page.

Maybe I'm missing something?

Steven Wood
Dynamic Application Specialist
ServiceEngine.com, Inc.
The Internet Utility for Customer Service
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