How to Use Webscale Secure Access

How to use Webscale Secure Access.

User Roles can be used as an action in an optional web control, called Webscale Secure Access, to protect sections of your application from the general internet. This increases security by ensuring that only users who you’ve invited and assigned to a role can access these sections. As an example, you can require users to use Webscale’s login form before accessing your website’s login form, and can enforce multi-factor authentication (MFA) for these users as well.

Create the Webscale Secure Access Web Control

The action restrict-access checks for a cookie stored in the user’s browser to see if the user has any of the specified roles. If the user does have one of the roles and has logged into the Webscale control panel recently, the browser will supply the requested content. Otherwise, the user will be redirected to the Webscale control panel login page. After a successful login to the Webscale control panel with a user account that has the proper role, the browser will supply the requested content. If the user does not have the proper role, they will be forbidden from visiting the requested page and will have to accept the role invitation from the User Profile before being able to proceed. The restrict-access action is a final action. Final actions run last; the order of execution of other actions is unspecified and not necessarily in the order displayed.

Web Control - Restrict Access action
  1. To configure this Web Control action, follow the steps on How To Create a Web Control.
  2. For the action, specify Restrict Access. Click Add Role… to add the role you want this action to apply to, and select the role from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you wish to remove a role, click the trash can .
  4. When done, click the Done button to save.

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Last modified November 10, 2020