Brightspot CMS User Guide

Configuring the Access settings

Configuring the Access setting allows you to decide how Brightspot handles visitors to content on your site that you designate as premium or restricted. You can also set up various subscription plans from this setting.

Setting the Access Substitution

To configure content substitutions:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. In the Sites widget, select the site for which you want to configure substitution, or select Global to configure substitutions for all sites.
  3. Click Front-EndAccess to display the Access settings.
  4. Using the table below, make a selection in the Access Substitution field.
    Access Substitution field.png Access Substitution field.png
    Access Substition field
  5. Click Save.

The following table describes the types of access substitution.

Access substitution
None Brightspot returns an HTTP status code 403 (Forbidden). Developers can provide a graceful recovery to the visitor by configuring the Tomcat server’s configuration file web.xml.
Content Substitution
  • Selecting Content Substitution displays the Content field.
  • Clicksearch to open the content picker where you can select which asset to display when a visitor tries to access restricted content.
External Redirect
  • Selecting External Redirect displays the URL field.
  • Enter the URL of the external website to which you want to direct visitors to your site that try to access restricted content.
    An example of this would be if you use a third-party payment service to handle your subscriptions. Using this option, you can direct your visitors to that third-party site where they can get information on subscriptions to access the premium part of your site.
Internal Redirect
  • Selecting Internal Redirect displays the Content field.
  • Clicksearch to open the content picker where you can select which asset to display when a visitor tries to access restricted content.
    This option displays the selected item unless the selected item is under access control and the visitor is not authorized to see it. For example, an unauthorized visitor requests an article, and articles are under access control. If you have an item called Pay Wall that is also an article, Brightspot does not display the pay wall. When using this substitution, be sure you select a content type that is different from the one under access control.
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