Is this shtml?
Basically I want to make a website that is password protected. So I thought that 'hey, it must be shtml that makes it'. But I'm not able to find any help on coding such pages. Is it even shtml or is it just some asp/jsp/chtml/xml? If so, where could I learn how to do things like that?
I've done a password protected site before. There are two methods I know.
One requires access to the user profiles on the machine. It has to be done on an NT or Unix box. Say the root url is foobar.com and there's this link to foobar.com/foo. In the directory structure of the web site, /foo permissions is set to non-universal. Usernames and passwords have to be on the machine, like logging on to a terminal. A window pops to ask for username and password.
The other makes use of a simple database (username and password) for example using ColdFusion, though any way of keeping a database is possible--use one as secure as possible. Similar to most webmail sites, the entries in the username and password fields are compared to the database and the user is either sent back to the login page or allowed to go through--using a script, dynamic page, or something.
It's been 4 years since I last did these so things may have changed now. Haven't been donig any web authoring in that last 4 years. Into the hardware & low-level sofware side of networking and internet now.
Thanks a huge =) Need to find out coldfusion faq then, since I was planning on putting the apache server on win9x machine (don't yell, it will be used only in intranet =)).
Or, get a separate linux machine and install debian on it.
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