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Login security rules

To create a new security rule, navigate to Publications > Settings > Security Rules and select Add New.

You can use a login rule in combination with the other basic rules, however, only one login rule can be used in a single security rule set.

This article will cover the three ‘login’ security rules:

  • Basic login
  • Reader login
  • Employee number login

Basic login

The basic login allows you to capture email addresses and/or set a password that your readers must know in order to access the publication.

To set up basic login, you can configure the following settings:

  • Capture email address – Set whether the reader should be prompted to provide their email address. Optional will provide the reader with a field to enter their email address if they wish. If this option is set to Required, the reader cannot progress to the publication unless they provide a valid email address. Leave this option set to No if you do not wish to capture email addresses. Email addresses that you capture will be fed directly into your reporting for the issue.
  • Remember email address – PageTiger is able to remember a reader’s email address for future visits. Set this field to ‘Shown’ or ‘Shown and ticked by default’ to provide readers with this option.
  • Password – Specify a password that readers must know in order to access the publication. This password must be communicated to your audience and will be the same password for all readers.
  • Show cover – include a preview thumbnail of the cover of the issue in the basic login popup.
  • Help text – include help text to provide relevant instructions to the reader.

Reader Login

A more sophisticated login feature which requires the user to register and verify their email address as well as specify their own password. Email addresses your readers use are fed directly to the reporting for your issue.

To set up reader login, you can configure the following settings:

  • Reader login required – Tick this checkbox to enable reader login and configure the settings below.
  • Remember email address – PageTiger is able to remember a reader’s email address for future visits. Set this field to 'Shown' or 'Shown and ticked by default' to provide readers with this option.
  • Show cover – include a preview thumbnail of the cover of the issue in the basic login popup.
  • Help text – include help text to provide relevant instructions to the reader.

Restrict by email address allows you to grant access to a list of specific email addresses and/or a list of email addresses belonging to specific domain names. For example, if john.doe@gmail.com was added then only a reader logged in with this email address would be granted access. Alternatively, if *@gmail.com was added then any reader logged in with a gmail.com email address would be granted access.

The deny by email address feature can be used to deny access to a list of specific email addresses and/or a list of email addresses belonging to specific domain names. This feature can be used in conjunction with the restrict feature to deny access to readers whose email addresses meet the restrict criteria.

Employee Number Login

Employee Number Login acts as a fall-back for Reader Login where the intended audience do not have email addresses, but they do have other attributes such as an employee number. In addition to the remember, show cover and help text fields, employee login requires the following settings:

  • Domain Name – Configured by the PageTiger support team. The domain name is used to create a dummy email address that is fed into the reporting for the issue.
  • Employee No. Format – Specify a format for the employee numbers that readers will use to login. For example ‘ABC[34]###’ would allow the reader to enter ABC3166, ABC4004, ABC3123 etc.

    Characters in pattern Matches in string
    ? Any single character
    * Zero or more characters
    # Any single digit (0–9)
    [charlist] Any single character in charlist
    [!charlist] Any single character not in charlist
  • Field Name – you may wish to use the employee number login feature to capture other data that isn’t an employee number, such as a branch number or site name. The field name allows you to specify what the field in the login screen should be called.
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