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Custom Login Template depending on Viewer Group

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Community Member, 80 Posts

1 December 2011 at 5:06am

Hello all,
I want to show custom Login Templates for admins and clients trying to log in on the site.
Therefore I would have to know to which Viewer Group that page belongs (client or admin).

I have already the basic setup to perform a switch...
I have a custom loginform (CustomLoginForm.php) class, which I enabled using this in config.php:

Object::useCustomClass('MemberLoginForm', 'CustomLoginForm');

To use a custom template for the login form you just have to put a file named "" in the Layout folder.
So far so good.
In CustomLoginForm.php I want to check the Viewer Group of the visited page with a function.
But I do not know how to get that info. So far I can access $_REQUEST['BackURL'], which is /admin or /client/something.
I could to the switch on that BackURL, but that doesn´t seem to be a cool solution :)

Does anyone know better?
Many thanks,


Community Member, 78 Posts

5 December 2011 at 9:18pm


perhaps the following approaches work for you:

Inside your Form

1. Get the instance of the current controller and check the className:

$cont = Controller::curr();
if( $cont instanceof YourPageType_Controller ) {
  // do this
} else {
  //do that

2. evaluate the ViewerGroups of the current controller (the security groups that have access to the controller)

$cont = Controller::curr();
$groups = $cont->ViewerGroups(); // this is basically a many_many component set

Does this help?