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Tutorial: collaborate with others in your database – multiple users

by Derek on June 1, 2012

You can work in Sodadb with more then one person. Other people than the administrator are called sub-users. There are several ways to collaborate within your database.

1. Work within the main application itself, for example »
You can set permissions and rights for each subuser individually. They need to visit your secret URL and login with their emailaddress. Your database can be accessed by using this URL: https://sodadb.com/YOUR SECRET KEY

With this option you can set these permission-types for each user, so you can differentiate:
1. view/add/edit all records
2. view only own records
3. view all records
4. view/add/edit only their own records

2. The website plugin, widget or API (all different words for the same thing) , for example »
With the website plugin you can set one permission for all sub-users. So you can’t set it for each user separately. To activate the plugin you first need to protect your database with an emailaddress. For more security you can create a free one with a hard to guess name (for instance HG354F@email.com). Protect your database by clicking Option MenuPublish your database .
Next step is to activate the plugin by visiting Option MenuPublish your database and choosing the user-rights.

After implementing the plugin in your website, the flow is: A user visits your website and gets a random ID from the application. He/she needs to remember this ID as this is his/her login for the application. A new user can start right away, a returning user can enter the ID in the input field and click the send button. To use this option, use this URL: https://sodadb.com/api.php?i=YOUR SECRET KEY

3. The formOnly option, for example »
A user can only fill out your form, that’s it. To use this option, use this URL: https://sodadb.com/form.php?i=YOUR SECRET KEY

When you work in the database simultaniously, make sure to refresh your database once in while by clicking the refresh icon below the table/grid.

Refresh your database

Refresh your database

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