I'm looking at making a site that provides a different 'experience' (to use the marketing term) depending on who the visitor says they are, without authentication. The functionality I'm thinking of using is to programmatically change the role from anonymous to something else.
So the from the launch page, client wants the site to look different depending on whether the visitor clicks "I'm a floor manager", "I'm a purchaser", "I'm a decision maker" and a perhaps few other choices. They are going to see different promotional material and copy depending on which link they choose, and the client wants it to appear that the whole site is geared towards them -- in other words, menus, pages, and promotional material not 'for' that user will be absent when they make that choice. It should look like several different sites, after they click out of the initial page.
So I thought that a way to do this would be to make all the content, menus, images, pdfs, and then assign access by role. That way, if you're looking at the site as that role, you only see the things relevant to you. But we don't want the users logging in -- they just click on a button to declare what role they are, and if they are tricking us, we really don't care.
Will I be able to do this in the way I am imagining?