I dont have the option to do step 2. The plus sign is grayed out. What now?
"In the Server Behaviors panel (Window > Server Behaviors), click the Plus button and select User Authentication > Restrict Access To Page from the pop‑up menu."
That's your problem.
Server behaviors (SB) create server side script - that is - script that is executed on the server. So by default, regular .html pages are not supported. Try creating a php page and add the SB. That should work
Everything I've read so far says html is the only way to go:
>Everything I've read so far says html is the only way to go:
I'm not sure why you think so and it doesn't say that in the link you referenced. Dreamweaver inserts server side scripts into the pages you want to restrict - so the page's file extension must be one that your server supports for server side scripting. Have you tried a PHP page? I'm not sure which version of DW you are using, but versions that I have used will not insert a server behavior into an html page. Maybe that's changed in CS6?
I have been trying to restrict access to my page but, it does not work. I have already set my access levels for users in the database. I have created a log in user page and under the Restrict access based on section, I selected the Username, password and access level option.
When I try and restrict access to page using the user authentication selection under server behavior, I get a message saying that my log in page needs to be created.
I do not understand where I am going wrong. I need to fix my site up asap. Please help.