How do I restrict pages from the Live App?
Hey there, Tadabase users! Welcome back to Build It with Tim, where we bring your app ideas to life. Today, we have an exciting topic to cover: how to control page security from the live app. We'll show you how to build this functionality using Tadabase.
So, what's our goal? We want to create a system that allows us to restrict access to certain pages from the live application. In other words, we want to control who can view specific pages based on their status. We'll achieve this by using page rules, pipes, and record IDs.
To give you a quick overview of the process, we'll create a page in the builder that consists of different records representing our pages. Each record will have a title and a status. We'll use the record ID to identify each page. Then, for each page, we'll run a page rule that triggers a pipe, which makes an API call to our own app to check the status of the page. Based on the status, we'll either allow or restrict access to the page.
Let's take a look at the finished product. We'll have a list of pages with their respective statuses. If a page is marked as inactive, visitors will see a message indicating that the page is inactive and won't be able to access it. However, if the page is active, visitors can freely navigate to it.
Now, let's jump into the builder and start building this out together. First, we'll create a page called "Page Security" to manage our page access. We'll add fields for page name, page status, and record ID. The page name and record ID fields are for our reference, while the page status field determines whether a page is active or inactive.
Next, we'll populate the record ID field with the unique ID of each page. This ID helps us identify and fetch the specific page's status. We can populate the field either through a table rule or by adding new pages using a form and record rules.
With our table set up, we'll move on to using pipes. We'll install the Tadabase REST API pipe, which allows us to make API requests to our own app. Inside the pipe, we'll configure the API parameters, including the API key, app ID, and table ID. We'll also set up a "Get a Single Record" call to retrieve the page's status based on the record ID.
Once the pipe is ready, we'll go back to the page builder and set up our page rule. We'll create a rule that shows a message when a page is inactive. We'll use the pipe as a condition and check if the page status is inactive. If it is, the message will be displayed, alerting users that they can't access the page.
That's it! We'll save everything and return to the live app to see the results. Users will now be restricted from accessing inactive pages and only allowed to view active ones.
Remember, by following these steps and leveraging the power of page rules, pipes, and record IDs, you can easily control page security in your live app. Whether you want to restrict certain pages to specific users or create customized access rules, Tadabase has you covered.