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Using Directories with Authentications - enabling the power of groups


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Hello, I have just been experimenting with the new Directories feature to understand what utility it would bring to my applications. I have lots of different roles in my apps each with differing access to datapages. One challenge I face is where a user may be assigned multiple roles. Prior to Directories, I would have multiple authentications looking at different attributes of my users to determine if they fell within or not. This is sub-optimal and untidy as I have multiple fields in my record associating people to roles rather than a multi-select list. So, when I saw the groups feature in directories, and the ability to add a user to multiple groups, my heart began to race (as much as a heart might race during app development!!).

I set up a dummy directory with a couple of users across a couple of groups and went off to create the authentications only to discover I can't seem to associate groups to an authentication. The lowest level it permits is the directory itself. Have I missed something here?  I appreciate that this is just a beta and that this may be a feature to follow up with but at the moment I can see no benefit (to me!) from the Groups feature.

Anybody else had any joy here?

I have already browsed the function reference and the video on the directories feature...in case anyone was wondering ;) 

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