php code to only allow rightful users (entry creators) to view a page

By: Corey Lee | Asked: 08/06/2023
ForumsCategory: Code Helpphp code to only allow rightful users (entry creators) to view a page
Corey Lee asked 9 months ago
Please help.  I have a page that runs PHP code to display customized content based on the entry key, such as https://mydomain.com/?view=21hzx, where 21hzx is the entry key (form id is 6). The problem is that anyone with the entry key can view the content at https://mydomain.com/?view=21hzx. What's the PHP code that only allows rightful users (entry creators) to view the content? A user can have multiple entries with a form (form id is 6).  Many thanks in advance.     
2 Answers
Walter JonesWalter Jones answered 9 months ago
Are they getting linked to the entry id so they can edit the entry, or are they just viewing the entry?  

If they are just viewing data, setup a view and filter it userid=current_user .
Corey Lee answered 9 months ago
Thanks for your prompt response. They just are viewing their own entry. However, I need to do it via PHP statement, given my page is built with PHP code. It begins with the following.
$view = $_GET['view']; 
$entry_id = FrmEntry::getOne($view);
$entry_id = FrmProEntriesController::show_entry_shortcode( array( 'id' => $view, 'format' => 'array' ) );
$entry_id = json_decode(json_encode($entry_id), True);
Before retrieving the entry data, it needs to verify if this entry was created by this user with a form (form id=6). Any suggestion? Thanks.
Victor Font replied 8 months ago

Why are you overriding $entry_id? Assuming 'view' is a parameter that has an entry id, you are returning the full form entry with getOne. Then you immediately over write the variable with show_entry_shortcode and last, you decode the shortcode returned in the previous statement. I don't understand how this code can work at all.

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