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Secure Page Hidden in List

Published October 9, 2013

The Issue

Secure pages are by design only accessible to a user once they have successfully logged in through Shibboleth. In some cases, like the List Component, the UBCMS is smart enough to not even reveal a link to a secure page unless the user should see the link, but this makes it difficult to naturally reveal these pages in lists.

Workaround

  1. Using Page Properties, conceal the secure page (in page properties, set "Hide In Lists" and "Hide in Navigation").
  2. Build a matching new page in the same folder using the Redirect Template.  Open this new page, and select the secure page as what to "Redirect to". 
  3. Build your list normally.

The redirect page will instead be shown in the list and take users to the secure page, but the secure page will only be displayed if they successfully authenticate with authorization to view the page.