Part 3 - Home Page
In the previous part of this walkthrough, you learned how to create a login page to allow your Experience Users to authenticate against your custom experience. This part will expand your experience to include a custom home page that only logged-in users can see.
The first step in building the home page is to create the
Method / Route to
/ and set the
Access Control to
All public users. The reason we're not limiting access to only authenticated users is because we want to redirect users to the Log In page if they're not logged in. This redirect needs to be done in the workflow. If we prevent access to unauthenticated users, the request will be blocked by Losant before it reaches any of our workflows and the user will receive an error message.
Next, create a new page that will be returned by this endpoint request.
Now that the endpoint and page are created, you can create the workflow that will respond to the endpoint request with this newly created page.
Similar to the login workflow we created previously, two of these nodes will have errors when they're imported. Update the
GET / trigger and set the
Endpoint Method / Route to the endpoint you just created. Next, update the
Render Home reply node and set the
Page ID Template to the home page you just created.
/ endpoint is requested this workflow will be triggered, performing the following tasks:
- It first checks to see if the user is logged in. If the user is not logged in, the workflow replies with a redirect to the Log In page.
- If the user is logged in, it replies with the home page content we just created.
You can see now why we wanted the the
/ endpoint to be available to all public users. If we restricted it to only authenticated users, this workflow would never trigger, and we wouldn't be able to redirect them to the Log In page.
You can now deploy this workflow and test your example experience. If you request the
/ route while not logged in, you'll be redirected to
/login. At that point you can log in and then you'll be redirected back to
/ to view your home page content.
This completes this part of the walkthrough. The following parts of this walkthrough will begin adding additional functionality that is common to most web pages.
Continue to Part 4 - User Registration