If I set up a website with access control, either login or JWT, is it possible to specify individual pages from that site as being anonymously accessible?
Yup! The pattern is actually more like:
- Protect these paths
- everything else not protected
If you were locking down the whole site, the paths would be
/*. But usually you’d say
/paidarea/* to lock down just that folder (and subfolders).
It’s also possible to show different content at all paths - something like “authenticated users see the paid content, nonauthenticated users see the call to action to subscribe”. Here’s what that looks like in _redirects:
/authenticated/* 200! Role=admin /authenticated/* /calltoaction.html 200!
That will show your logged in users their content and “transparently” show the non-logged in folks that other page. You could get fancier too if your code is responsive to URL’s:
/authenticated/* 200! Role=admin /authenticated/* /calltoaction/:splat 200!
…which would be loading a page under /calltoaction/X with the same path so you could display differently based on the X value.
thanks for that. Useful stuff.