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Version: v11.3.2

Restricting Menu Items based on the User Role


Problem Statement: How to restrict certain users from accessing pages, links based on their login credentials. Using the User Role property of a Menu or Nav widget, you can restrict user access to certain pages or links based on the User Role value.

Restrict Users to access Admin Data

To restrict 'user' role to access 'admin' related links (pages), use the following JSON structure for the Model Variable bound to the Menu widget.

[
{
"label": "Dashboard",
"icon": "wi wi-home",
"link": "#/Main",
"role": "user"
},
{
"label": "Dropdown",
"role": "admin, user",
"children": [
{
"label": "Add Users",
"icon": "wi wi-book",
"task": "Widgets.admin.show=true",
"role": "admin"
},
{
"label": "Team",
"icon": "wi wi-question-sign",
"link": "#/Main"
}
]
},
{
"label": "Others",
"icon": "wi wi-shopping-cart",
"link": "http://www.example.com"
},
{
"label": "Pending Orders",
"icon": "wi wi-tags",
"link": "#/Orders",
"role": "user"
}
]

Data displays with user permissions

  1. Add Users menu item will not be visible to the user role. Therefore, general users cannot access this item, and only admin gets access to it.
  2. Pending orders menu item will not be visible to admin and only user role has access to it.
  3. If a parent node has admin, user access and few of its children have admin access, then if the logged-in user has only user access, those child nodes will be hidden as shown in the Dropdown item of the above example.
  4. The task (in the above example showing the label widget) will be performed and the navigation will be done based on the specified link.
note

The user role values should be the same as that given while enabling Security for the App.

See Also

Dropdown Menu Basic Usage
How to localize menu items