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.htaccess group password

what is a large list?

     
7:07 pm on Jun 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm thinking of using .htaccess password protection for a certain directory so that only members can access.
I have found some article at webmonkey BUT...
Does anyone know what is a large list? 50 people, a hundred?
And if one day the number of membership grew, how can I add password protection using db? I am using php.
Any pointers would be much appreciated.

http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/html/97/08/index2a_page2.html?tw=backend

One important thing to note here is that the group file doesn't work very well for large lists.

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3:24 pm on June 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If I read it correctly, that "large list" comment addresses the problem of the same user having multiple logins. I think it's suggesting that a database solution makes it easier to manage/administer, IF you have numerous people with multiple logins.

To add a database management solution, your server will need to have a database program installed and available for your use. MySQL is pretty common and popular on Apache servers. Ask your host.