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password protect web pages

how to program open and password protect

     
11:36 pm on Jan 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I see many sites on the net that offer free public self profile pages to their visitors. They also offer the option to make the profile pages private through the use of a checkbox in a form. How can they program this through their db? Is there a php code you can write on a web page that makes it password protected - then the username and password must match what's in the db?

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Matt
7:33 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It's just a bit that needs to be switched on and off. If each time that page loads (outside of cache) you check to see if some check bit is turned on, then you validate the user, otherwise you let them through.

Could be many different ways to implement this, but what works best for you only you would know.
11:11 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I searched the net and found a php code to use. I like it best just to have an access code to view the pages and to verify through the db. Thanks for the reply. Didn't realize how easy this was to do.
11:25 pm on Feb 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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>>Didn't realize how easy this was to do

Ha ha! Only say that sort of thing when it's working and your happy with it :)

Have fun.

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MRb