1. Ian Wells
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Sunday, 3 May 2020 19:21 PM UTC

Hi all,

One of my apps uses the PFC security app to set up users, groups and access to windows, etc (I know old school right). I only use it to prevent certain users from seeing [admin] options on the menu and being able to click on them to open windows in the MDI app.

I'm assuming that this is not going to work with the new Ribbon Bar control. Any help you can provide to either:

a. understand the PowerScript commands I need to disable ribbon bar functions based upon PFC security data 

b. convince me to use a better framework for app security that will work with the Ribbon Bar.

Thanks in advance for any help.




Armeen Mazda @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 4 May 2020 23:41 PM UTC
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  3. # 1
Thanks Armeen.

I still would like to know what other people are using for their application security functionality.


  1. Ian Wells
  2. Tuesday, 5 May 2020 01:08 AM UTC
I recommend you make separate post about that.
  1. Armeen Mazda @Appeon
  2. Tuesday, 5 May 2020 01:39 AM UTC
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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 4 May 2020 19:28 PM UTC
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  3. # 2

Hi Ian;

    Please remember that the PFC was open sourced by Sybase way back in PowerBuilder version 10. While the PFC framework is heavily used by many customer applications, very few PB Developers have been contributing to the PFC framework GitHub project as of late. As such, the enhancement of PFC framework has been on adding a smaller amount of features, while really focusing on ensuring ensuring compatibility with newer versions of PowerBuilder (e.g. PowerBuilder 2019 R2).  So PFC framework would need to be updated by the PFC Community to support the new features like the RibbonBar control.

   FYI:  For the latest versions of the PFC, please visit:  https://github.com/OpenSourcePFCLibraries

Regards ... Chris


For option a) I can make the changes to my PFE layer based upon the data in the security tables to protect an option on the ribbon bar, if I knew what the command was to disable the option on the ribbon bar.

For Option b, what are other people using for application security? A common app which grants/revokes access across multiple user apps, or have you written a security system in each app?

  1. Ian Wells
  2. Monday, 4 May 2020 21:09 PM UTC
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