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  • Question

  • Wondering if it’s possible to restrict the ISV.config buttons by privileges! As per SDK, it is possible in SiteMap.xml. Not sure why this was not provided in ISV.config as an attribute?

     

    Objective is to not show the ISV buttons if user does not hold certain privileges. Ex: Custom button should have the same characteristics Like “Assign To” button disappears when user’s does not have privilege for “Assign To”!!!

    Sitemap has this. Why not ISV.config?

    For Sitemap: SDK exposes a Schema attribute like following.
    Do I have to resort to using Javascript to hide this button?

     

     

    Privilege

    Specifies the privileges needed to display this subarea.

    Valid values:

    A comma-separated list that has no spaces, made up of these possible values:

    All
    AllowQuickCampaign
    Append
    AppendTo
    Assign
    Create
    Delete
    Read
    Share
    Write

    String

    No

     

    <SubArea Id="nav_managekb" ResourceId="Homepage_KBManager"

             Icon="/_imgs/ico_18_126.gif" Url="/cs/home_managekb.aspx"

             Client="Web">

       <Privilege Entity="kbarticle" Privilege="Read,Write,Create" />

    </SubArea>

    Technology Evangelist
    Monday, August 3, 2009 8:52 PM

Answers

  • Venkat,
    Thanks for the pointer. Currently i have this done through Javascript by explicitlty making webservice calls to find the the user privileges. This is pain as we need to make a complex fetch XML request with multiple linked Entities only to get if the user has given privileges.


    Even to get WHoAMI, we have to make a webservice call!!! too bad.. We should have at least the currently logged in userId returned by platform without making explicit calls. Such as through some global variables controlled by the browser session.


    AFAIK, this is something the next version of the CRM might want to address by providing the support as much as it gives it to SiteMap. OR
    Provide a Global property through Javascript (like IsOnlien() etc) that gives the array of pivileges of the currently logged-in user.

    Regards,
    Sagar

    Technology Evangelist
    • Marked as answer by VidyaSagarCh Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:55 AM
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:48 AM

All replies

  • Hi VidyaSagarCh,

    Yes. You have to use JavaScript and hide those buttons manually. I know it is painful, but there is no way out as of now.
    Regards,
    Chinmay
    http://metrix.blogspot.com
    Monday, August 3, 2009 9:06 PM
  • Hi Vidya,
    if  u coded the application using only javascript ,then it is good for Javascript.if it is Custom aspx page u have to write SDK code ,by getting userid

    Thanks & Regards
    VenkataPidikiti
    VenkataP
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 12:29 PM
  • Venkat,
    Thanks for the pointer. Currently i have this done through Javascript by explicitlty making webservice calls to find the the user privileges. This is pain as we need to make a complex fetch XML request with multiple linked Entities only to get if the user has given privileges.


    Even to get WHoAMI, we have to make a webservice call!!! too bad.. We should have at least the currently logged in userId returned by platform without making explicit calls. Such as through some global variables controlled by the browser session.


    AFAIK, this is something the next version of the CRM might want to address by providing the support as much as it gives it to SiteMap. OR
    Provide a Global property through Javascript (like IsOnlien() etc) that gives the array of pivileges of the currently logged-in user.

    Regards,
    Sagar

    Technology Evangelist
    • Marked as answer by VidyaSagarCh Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:55 AM
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:48 AM