Welcome to the DNN Community Forums, your preferred source of online community support for all things related to DNN.
In order to participate you must be a registered DNNizen

HomeHomeUsing DNN Platf...Using DNN Platf...Administration ...Administration ...Security Role HierarchySecurity Role Hierarchy
Previous
 
Next
New Post
3/23/2015 2:24 PM
 

Hello All,

I am coming up with a strategy for user security and was wondering if it is possible to assign Security Roles as members or children of other Security Roles so as to make a multi-leveled hierarchy of security.

For example: Have an Employees Role under Global Roles and then departmental Roles that are all part of the Employees Role such as Engineering, Humanities, etc..

The idea would be able to add a User to the Engineering Role and have them automatically be a member of the Employees Role.

I am not seeing a way to do it with the Control Panel. Anyone know if I am missing something or if there is a way to do it programatically? If it can be done programatically, would this be supported?

Thanks.

 
New Post
3/23/2015 5:12 PM
 
no, I'm afraid that's not supported. There is the concept of role groups, but that's an organisational unit and not a hierarchy/inheritance.

Buy the new Professional DNN7: Open Source .NET CMS Platform book Amazon US
 
New Post
3/23/2015 7:54 PM
 
I investigated the options for implementing hierarchical roles (and inheriting permissions from parent folder/page). It wouldn't really be a fundamental change, however, when I posed the questions about the benefit in DNN Connect, there was no response, i.e. I don't see a chance to get it implemented (unless here is a request from a paying Evoq client).

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
New Post
3/23/2015 8:20 PM
 

We are an Evoq Content Enterprise client.

That being said, I got a similar response to the one above after submitting a ticket to ask about this stating that it is not supported. Also, I am quite new to the DNN Platform. Maybe I am looking at the wrong angle to get this functionality. To me though, it would seem to minimize user management in the sense that you wouldn't have to implicitly add a user to every group when it would make sense that if they were a member of one group, they should necessarily be a member of another. This would allow for tiered granularity of customized content, etc.

Does that make any sense? Thoughts?

 
New Post
3/24/2015 5:20 AM
 
I agree that hierarchical roles would reduce number of role assignments, as a user don't nee to be assigned to common roles and detailed roles.
However, this doesn't seem to be a big problem for most DNN admins, many sites don't seem have additional grouping roles (besides Registered Role group, which gets assigned automatically). It might be a bigger issue for Sites with AD connected.
Implementation wouldn't be too difficult and might be handled mainly in the data layer (same applies for inherited permission for Tabs and Folders)

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
Previous
 
Next
HomeHomeUsing DNN Platf...Using DNN Platf...Administration ...Administration ...Security Role HierarchySecurity Role Hierarchy


These Forums are dedicated to discussion of DNN Platform and Evoq Solutions.

For the benefit of the community and to protect the integrity of the ecosystem, please observe the following posting guidelines:

  1. No Advertising. This includes promotion of commercial and non-commercial products or services which are not directly related to DNN.
  2. No vendor trolling / poaching. If someone posts about a vendor issue, allow the vendor or other customers to respond. Any post that looks like trolling / poaching will be removed.
  3. Discussion or promotion of DNN Platform product releases under a different brand name are strictly prohibited.
  4. No Flaming or Trolling.
  5. No Profanity, Racism, or Prejudice.
  6. Site Moderators have the final word on approving / removing a thread or post or comment.
  7. English language posting only, please.

Content Layout

Subscribe to DNN Digest

Subscribe to DNN Digest

DNN Digest is our monthly email newsletter. It highlights news and content from around the DNN ecosystem, such as new modules and themes, messages from leadership, blog posts and notable tweets. Keep your finger on the pulse of the ecosystem by subscribing.  


Copyright 2017 by DNN Corp Terms of Use Privacy
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out
What is Liquid Content?
Find Out