Sample Landing Page and
First, open a copy of this page in a separate tab, so that you can both read the page
and navigate away from it.
Add "login" to the URL for this page - that should take you to the
login page. This feature is important for content management systems, whose login
mechanism should not be an open invitation to casual observers.
Log in with User Id "guest" and
Password "easy". You will be returned to this landing page, but you should
now see additional information
at the top of the page:
Welcome guest | Identity | Logout. Click on the identity
link to see the identity management page and then return to this page.
Now click the logout link - the new information on this page disappears. This is because the logout
script does a logout and then reroutes the browser back to the referring page, which
would be this page.
Login again, this time using user Id "admin" and
password "easy". Again click the Identity link. Notice that there is an
additional panel on the identity management page that you can use to view users, add
new users, or change their status; the latter two options have been disabled for this
demo. Finally, log out. You will be taken to the login page due to the fact
that the identity management page is only for logged in users.
This demo has illustrated the two main ways that websites use logins. One is to add
additional information for logged in users, as was done with this page. The other is
to hide entire pages for users that are not logged in, as was done with the identity
For information on design goals and recipes for using the login plug-in, see
A Login Plug-in.