Add permission check for the content type filter, prevent the Users feature from breaking when the Roles feature is disabled, add new database options, and a demo about the new Build Version Display module! Check out our post for the details!
Orchard Core updates
Add permission check for content type filter
The content type filter should only show accessible content types. The user should only see content types that they can view. Before this fix, all of the content types were listed, even if you don't have permission to see it.
Let's say that I am an editor user who has no access to view the Blog content type. In this case, when this user navigates to Content -> Content Items and clicks on the content type filter, the predefined Blog content item will not appear in the list.
Prevent the Users feature from breaking when the Roles feature is disabled
This was an old issue in Orchard Core if you disable the Roles module, the site crashes because the Users module needs the following services to work:
Add database options like TablePrefixSeparator, Schema, IdentityColumnType, and DocumentTable
Here is a summary of the changes: both
TablePrefixSeparator were removed from
The following properties were added to the
ShellSettings of each tenant:
TablePrefixSeparatorwhen this value does not exist, we assume _, however, if an empty string is found, we use no prefix for the tables.
Schemawas added to allow you to provide a specific schema to use.
IdentityColumnSizewhen this value is empty or invalid, we assume Int64.
DocumentTablewhen this value is empty, we assume Document.
If adding a new tenant failed due to missing
TrustServerCertificate=True, we add the error to the log file to provide the admin with more about the issue.
The following means that now you can find a new section in the configuration called
OrchardCore_Data_TableOptions. Now you can define the name of the Document table if you want to change it, change the table name separator (changing the _ in tenant1_tablename), and the default identity column size, which is Int64 by default. Every existing tenant will work with Int32, but the new tenants will use Int64. It can happen because YesSql now supports Int64 as well. You can find some new lines about these settings in the documentation as well. If you want to migrate the existing tenants, you have to do your own migration.
You can also define the schema of the tenant (DatabaseSchema) which is also configurable from the UI. This way all the table names are the same, just the schema that could be changed for each tenant.
Lombiq Hosting - Build Version Display
The goal of the Lombiq Hosting - Build Version Display for Orchard Core module is to display the build version (i.e., .NET assembly version or other) on the admin of the Default tenant. By using this module, you can see at a glance which version of the app is deployed. But of course, there are various ways to know what's currently deployed into a specific environment (like staging or production), but the goal of this module is to cover the following use case: when you are looking at the app, you will know what's there.
The only thing you have to do is to install the module, and navigate to Configuration -> Features, and enable the Lombiq Hosting - Build Version Display feature. After you navigate to the homepage of the admin UI, you will see the following on the dashboard. You can find the Orchard Core version, the version of the .NET assembly is currently being executed, which means the web application. If you have a CI build, usually that will generate a version number for you. And finally, during the build, you can also add a link to the build. This is just a dummy link for examples, but you can link to a GitHub action. You can read more about it in the Readme file of the module.
Do you want to quickly try out this project and see it in action? Check it out in our Open-Source Orchard Core Extensions full Orchard Core solution, and also see our other useful Orchard Core-related open-source projects! And as always, if you want to know more about this feature, head to YouTube for a recording!
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