Enable a default authentication profile to create protected pages without the hassle of manual configuration. Rest assured, your pages and the data within are protected from the moment they’re created.
When creating a new page, builders can now make use of the default authentication profile to quickly and easily protect application data. You’ll find the option to create an authenticated page in the new page configuration modal (shown below) which, if you have a default authentication profile set, will automatically create the page with the selected profile in place.
What does this mean for you?
New pages can be configured with an authentication profile during the setup process. An authentication profile automatically being applied when a default is available. If your use case doesn’t require any data protection then you can select the public option during page creation or swap to one at a later stage.
What is the advantage of an authenticated page?
Authenticated pages enforce a login step before a user can view, access, or interact with a page. In short, an authenticated page is only accessible to users who exist in the application’s database, either via registration or being manually created, and the user must log in using a unique data set.
We won’t over explain how logging in works but an authentication profile is how the application validates if the user exists and if the log in data matches said user.
How to set a default authentication profile
Authentication profiles can be found in the settings menu in the Betty Blocks development platform. For a detailed breakdown, please refer to the available documentation.
In order to navigate to the authentication profile overview:
- Begin in any section of the development platform
- Locate the Builder Bar, the vertical menu on the left
- Click the settings menu
- The second icon from the bottom of the builder bar
- Click the Authentication profiles option in the menu that appears
- This will navigate you to the authentication profile overview page
From this overview, you can configure new authentication profiles or change the settings of an existing profile. When creating or editing a profile, you’ll find a toggle button where you can set the profile as a default for that particular application.
With the default in place, whenever creating an authenticated page, the default profile will automatically be set. This can of course be changed during the initial setup or after the fact.
Please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions about protecting your pages with authentication profiles.