ConfigureMe innovations

New version 1.1.3 of the ConfigureMe has been released with some “Yammy” features.

However firstly I want to start with feature, that was appeared some time before, but was not highlighted. Thus we will start from variables

Variables

You can use environment variables to set attributes in configuration.

Syntactics: variable:”${testVariable}”. Click for full example.

Now we will proceed with current release features. Please welcome: includes, links and the new annotation @ConfigureAlso.

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New access control in ano-site

We often want to restrict access to specific part of an application from some parties. Moreover we usually want to do it with high flexibility at runtime, don’t we?

With the recent release of ano-site (version 2.4.1) we’ve added a brand new access control mechanism based on the ano-access framework. The idea was to make all parts of the application, that user interacts with, configurable from access point of view.

In this article we’ll make a brief overview of capabilities that are available in current version. It won’t replace comprehensive developer documentation, though.

Currently access can be controlled for such entities as:

  • Page
  • Box
  • Navigation item
  • Action
  • Wizard

All configuration is done traditionally through ASG (ano-site content management system) which was enriched with two new modules for access control configuration: Ano-Access Configuration and Ano-Access Data. While latter is pretty straightforward, the former requires some explanation.

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