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Permission question

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Community Member, 95 Posts

11 May 2011 at 9:45pm

Edited: 11/05/2011 11:44pm

Hello guys,

have a problem with permission. I am making a new page type. The idea is to be able to add a link every day to sth interesting and calling it "Link of the day" (LOTD). I made a new form for adding links and displaying it and it works fine. Template looks sth like this:

<div id="newLOTDForm">
<h2>Unos novog LOTD-a</h2>
<% control getLOTDs %>
<li><a href="$LOTD">$LName</a></li>
<% end_control %>

Now I wish that only some ppl can see the part with adding the new link so i wanted to implement permission provider:

class LOTDPage extends Page implements PermissionProvider {


function providePermissions() {
return array("UNOSLOTD" => "Unos LOTD");


This part works, in SS CMS Security part I can see another checkbox called "Unos LOTD" and aparently it works when I'm logged in... If I'm not logged in (I'm just some visitor) I shouldn't be able to access the form to enter new LOTD so I decided to check it inside "NewLOTDForum" function:


function NewLOTDForm() {

Well it doesn't work. If I'm not logged in the whole thing breaks and visiting the LOTD link returns blank page. I am doing sth wrong, I know, I thought I would figure it out, but I can't for some time now, pls help.

The idea is to be able to enter new LOTD and edit/delete existing ones. Visitors should only see the list of LOTD's alrdy entered, admins/content should be able to see the form for entering new LOTDs and editing/deleting existing ones.