I have a template where I only want "Members" to be able to access. If a user that is not part of the "Members" group tries to access that page, I want it to redirect to a sign-up/index

Here is what I did in the templates

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However, my problem is that when I tried accessing this certain template as "Guest", I only see a blank page. I am not redirected to sign-in/index.

Am I missing something here?

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When you use template access restrictions, EE doesn't do a browser redirect to your no-access template (sign-in/index)--it just displays that template in-place.

For example, if you browse to /members-only in your browser and that's a template with the access restriction, EE will display the sign-in/index template at the /members-only URL.

So, first of all, make sure that you see what you want when you browse to /sign-in in your browser -- make sure that's not blank. Also be sure that you don't have any conflicting template access restrictions on sign-in/index!

Then, if that's OK, check that your code in sign-in/index can adapt to the different URLs where it will be displayed.

Does any of that help?

  • I see. So it just replaces what it shows, not redirect. In other to redirect, I have to use conditionals in the template and use {redirect}, right? Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 5:22
  • You can do access restrictions totally with conditions--I like to do this with the IfElse and HTTP Header add-ons: {exp:ifelse parse="inward"} {if logged_out}{exp:http_header status="301" location="/register/login" terminate="yes"}{if:else}... Or, you can use the EE Template Access Restrictions, and then have EE point to an "unauthorized" page that's just a redirect to your sign-in page, e.g., {redirect="sign-in/index"}.
    – Jay F
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 23:39

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