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22 hours ago, adrian said:

@BFD Calendar - I don't really think this module is the best option for your needs in this case - sounds like you should just handle each condition in your code.

Can the access roles be used in an 'if - else' condition as well then? I like your module because it's a simple login and protection, we have 2000 students and I don't want any of them getting near the admin interface. Maybe not for our 'materials' shop, but for some online courses and tests I'll probably continue using it.

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4 hours ago, BFD Calendar said:

Can the access roles be used in an 'if - else' condition as well then?

Something like this will get you the list of roles for the current page.



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Ok, I get it now, but it is pretty confusingly worded - either that, or I am just a bit slow 🙂

Anyway, it's easy enough to add, but do you think the icon should be displayed for all users, or just superusers? Also, which icon - the issue is that the key and lock icons are already used in the page tree for other indicators.

The other question I have is whether to use the ProcessPageListRender::getPageLabel hook and add the icon as a "PageListStatusIcon" like the lock, exclamation icons are added by the core (at the end of the title in grey), or using the Page::getIcon hook which adds to the front of the page title and the icon is pink.

I think the "PageListStatusIcon" option is more correct and looks nicer, but it means that it will be broken on sites that use that ProcessPageListRender::getPageLabel hook to modify the page titles - something I do on a few sites.

Of course the other option would be if this wasn't included as part of the module, but rather those who want it can add it themselves with one of those hooks like this:

        $this->wire()->addHookAfter('ProcessPageListRender::getPageLabel', function($event) {
            $p = $event->arguments[0];
            if($p->protected) {
                $event->return = $p->title . "<i class='PageListStatusIcon fa fa-fw fa-key'></i>";



        $this->wire()->addHookAfter('Page::getIcon', function(HookEvent $event) {
            $page = $event->object;
            if($page->protected) {
                $event->return = 'key';


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Hi @adrian . I love how easy PageProtector is to use, but, there's still one question that eludes me - how would I get the PageProtector to respect Two-Factor Authentication for a user? Right now it just logs them in if the user and password is correct.

See this link for the code snippet. https://github.com/adrianbj/PageProtector/blob/master/PageProtector.module.php#L289-L294

I looked in ProcessLogin and found this code snippet that shows how the TFA is called in the normal login process. https://github.com/processwire/processwire/blob/master/wire/modules/Process/ProcessLogin/ProcessLogin.module#L339-L349

Would I need to put similar code into the normal PageProtector's protectedCheck function? If not, how would you recommend setting up a site that uses both Two-Factor Authentication and Page Protector?

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Hi @shadowkyogre - looks like you would need that logic, but you'd also need to add the TFA field to the login form. Unfortunately I don't have time to look into this at the moment, but if you can get it working and provide a PR, I'd be grateful.

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It seems that the "allowed_roles" option does not work for the $page->protect() method. Neither does it show any effect when I try it, nor I could find the string "allowed_roles" in the module's source code. What I've found in source code was an option called "roles", but that doesn't work either ...

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35 minutes ago, FlorianA said:

It seems that the "allowed_roles" option does not work for the $page->protect() method. Neither does it show any effect when I try it, nor I could find the string "allowed_roles" in the module's source code. What I've found in source code was an option called "roles", but that doesn't work either ...

Sorry about that - looks like I messed up the property name. I just tested though with "roles" and it's working here, eg:

$options = array(
    "page_protected" => true,
    "children_protected" => true,
    "roles" => array("editor"),
    "message_override" => "My custom login message",
    "prohibited_message" => "My custom prohibited access message"


I'll fix the documentation in a minute, but you you please try the above to confirm it's working for you.

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On 7/3/2021 at 6:02 PM, adrian said:

I'll fix the documentation in a minute, but you you please try the above to confirm it's working for you.

Yes, it works with "roles", thanks. I must have done something wrong with my previous test ...

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First of all thank you so much for your help yesterday, @adrian – I didn't realize you wrote this module!
Everything works now, and I even managed to embed the login form within my site. 🙂

One thing I'd like to ask is if there's an (ideally beginner-friendly) method or workaround to log in with either only a username or only a password.
Right now it seems like both fields are always required.

On 5/2/2018 at 10:36 PM, tpr said:

A feature request for the future: allow login only with a password.

Screenshot 2021-08-29 at 16.15.15.png

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Just found this module, match to project needs, thanks a lot.

Questions on frontend :
1. Is it possible to show allowed roles / username for each page protected ?
2. Or displaying allowed pages for roles / username.
3. What is $page->prohibited use for ?

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1) You can parse out what you need like this:



2) Same as above really, although it will be a little less efficient.

3) It returns true / false if a page is prohibited for the current user.

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