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How to Properly Configure the Key Pages in Your AccessAlly Site

There are a select group of pages that are mandatory for AccessAlly to properly protect your content and successfully redirect users who are trying to access pages that they don’t currently have permission to view.

Please review the options on this page carefully to make sure that your site’s core/key pages are properly configured.

List of Necessary Key Pages

We highly recommend that you use the Setup Wizard to create these pages when possible, since the redirects will also be applied automatically.
  • Login Page – where users can enter their login credentials to access your site.
  • Dashboard – the “hub” that users are sent to when they successfully log in.
  • My Account/Profile – where users can update their password, contact info, etc.
  • My Orders – where your users can view current and past orders, update their credit card info, etc.
  • Insufficient Permissions – if a logged in user tries to access a page they don’t have permission to view, they’re redirected to this page.

How to Configure the Key Page Redirects

These settings can be found inside AccessAlly > General Settings > Initial Setup > Special Pages.

Again, if you used AccessAlly’s Setup Wizard to create your key pages, these settings will already be taken care of.

Login Page

If someone randomly tries to access a page on your site without logging in, AccessAlly will automatically send them to the login page. After all: AccessAlly can only identify a user’s permissions if it knows who is trying to view your content.

Please note that you should have only ONE login page on your site. You can find the tutorial for how to create your login page here.

Page after logging in (with original landing page)

If someone tries to access a page on your site without logging in, AccessAlly redirects them to the login page. Once they log in, you can select the “Original Landing Page” option here if you want to then redirect them back to the page they originally tried to access.

(In English: If I’m not logged in and click on the “Online Course 101” page, I get redirected to the login page. Once I log in, AccessAlly sees that I DO have permission to view the “Online Course 101” page, so it politely sends me straight there. It’s a smooth experience for me.)

Page after logging in (without original landing page)

We recommend that you designate your “Dashboard” page in this area.

Insufficient Permissions Page

We recommend that you designate your “Insufficient Permissions” page in this area. (In other words: you can create a custom page, similar to a 404, that tells users “Oops! Looks like you don’t have permission to view that page”, along with a link to contact your support team and an easy button to go back to the dashboard page.)

Logout Page

After a user clicks the “logout” option on your site, they see whatever page that’s designated here. (We recommend simply showing them the login page … but you could also send people somewhere else, like your main website or a new “You’ve been logged out page” – just to be super clear and not create more confusion for your members.)

Updated on September 16, 2019

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