Please can anyone tell me if it is possible to restrict
access to various parts of a webhelp system dependent on user id.
We have certain areas of our help system that we do not want
all of our users to be able to see and I need to know if it can be
done without our developers having to wrap a load of code
around the applications to restrict the views.
Sorry but this is something that will have to be done by your
Essentially you would need all the protected topics hanging
off of a folder with access to that folder protected. You would
also need any attempt to access that folder to take the user to a
Sorry Pal page telling them access is denied.
Alternatively you could have two builds with the developers
determining which one is used for a particular user.
The other view is to question whether access to the help
really does need to be restricted. I appreciate in some cases it
really does but often it does no harm to see the help, indeed it
can help users know they cannot do something but someone else can.
If anyone who has implemented such a system can chip in, that
would be very helpful.