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Adding the User Settings Route in Admin User Route Open Event Frontend

This blog article will illustrate how the User settings API has been integrated into the admin users route  Open Event Frontend. The admin can change the contact info of some user, details about the email preferences for different events created by the user and the third party authentication details entered by the user.

To make the settings user link in the user link column of the users table functional new sub routes are added to the app’s user route as follows:

  • /admin/users/<user_id>/settings/contact-info
  • /admin/users/<user_id>/settings/email-preferences
  • /admin/users/<user_id>/settings/applications

The template for the index route which redirects to each of the settings route is:

class="ui grid">
class="twelve wide column"> {{#tabbed-navigation}} {{#link-to '' class='item'}} {{t 'Contact Info'}} {{/link-to}} {{#link-to '' class='item'}} {{t 'Email-Preferences'}} {{/link-to}} {{#link-to 'admin.users.view.settings.applications' class='item'}} {{t 'Applications'}} {{/link-to}} {{/tabbed-navigation}}
</div> {{outlet}} </div>

Interestingly, the routes admin/users/view and admin/users/list are both dynamic and expect a parameter after /users/ hence, the app cannot distinguish between them on it’s own, thus explicit handling of the dynamic parameter of the routes was implemented, differentiating them on the basis of the route’s state as follows:

beforeModel(transition) {
const userState = transition.params[transition.targetName].users_status;
if (!['all', 'deleted', 'active'].includes(userState)) {
this.replaceWith('admin.users.view', userState);

Thus if the dynamic portion of the route doesn’t contain the parameters all, deleted or active, then it must be referring to a user’s events or sessions and the route needs to be replaced with the desired events or sessions route accordingly.

The server is queried to fetch the details of a given user like the email,  contact, various events created by the user to get the email and notification preferences. For getting each detail the current users model is returned and the values in the model are returned to the form.

For the contact-info sub route the values like the email and the contact number are fetched and are shown in the form. There is a save button in the form too. The admin can change this information and send a patch request to the server by clicking this button.

 updateContactInfo() {
this.set('isLoading', true);
let currentUser = this.get('model.user');
.then(() => {
this.get('notify').success(this.get('l10n').t('Your Contact Info has been updated'));
.catch(() => {
this.get('notify').error(this.get('l10n').t('An unexpected error occurred'));
.finally(() => {
this.set('isLoading', false);

For the email-preferences sub route the model has attributes like sessionSchedule, nextEvent etc.and the admin has the access to change the email-notifications for any event  created by any user. The client side has checkboxes to show the data to the user. The states of the checkboxes are determined by the data that we receive from the API. We also let the admin change the preferences of the email-notifications so that he can customise the notifications and keep the ones he wants some user to receive.

{{settings/email-preferences-section preferences=model}}

The sub route for email preferences:

export default Route.extend(AuthenticatedRouteMixin, {
titleToken() {
return this.get('l10n').t('Email Preferences');
model() {
const currentUser = this.modelFor('admin.users.view');
return currentUser.query('emailNotifications', { include: 'event' });

So, the admin has the access to change the information and the email notifications of a user.


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