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Password protecting directories

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11:11 pm on Sep 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi :-)

I am looking for a simple (?) solution to password protect a directory for an online fan club. Members need to be able to move freely once in the directory (i.e. I don't want them to have to enter their username/password each time they're clicking on a new page within the fan club).

I also posted on General (similar but not same post) as I am also considering the use of a membership site software. However, I'd actually prefer a password protected directory solution.

Please note: Each member should have his/her own username/password combination. And I need to be able to set up a username/password combination for up to 500 users.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

3:59 pm on Sept 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello nula

Are you using Apache as a server? htpasswd [httpd.apache.org] would be a convenient solution if that's the case.

4:41 pm on Sept 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi brotherhood of LAN,

I appreciate your response. I don't know if it's an Apache server. I'm actually trying to help someone who owns the site, and the server people aren't exactly forthcoming.

I'm trying to avoid anything in which I'll have to communicate to much with the provider.

Are there other options?

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Hi brotherhood of LAN,

I appreciate your response. I don't know if it's an Apache server. I'm actually trying to help someone who owns the site, and the server people aren't exactly forthcoming.

I'm trying to avoid anything in which I'll have to communicate to much with the provider.

Are there other options?

1:21 pm on Sept 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You'll have to get some idea of what server side technologies are available to you so that you can figure out what options are available to you.

In the most general sense, if the site is using a scripting language such as ASP/PHP, then you can redirect all requests within /folder/ to a login screen.