I have an old site converted from GoLive to Dreamweaver. There is a password protected area on the site. The script for the password was created with GoLive and imported to DW.
When trying to access the password protected page on iPad or iPhone there is a 404 error. If you type in the url addy the page loads.
password link at bottom of page
page linked to the password
Is there any way to keep the password protected functionality on iPhone and iPad?
(I'm currently on DW CS6 and Mac OS 10.8.5)
A much better route to go would be to password protect a folder on your website via your hosting company. Most hosts will give you the ability to set the password protection on a folder by folder basis right through your Admin control panel. That password protection is controlled by the server, not the user's browser, so it is much, much more secure.
Attempting to update a script created by GoLive so it works on a device that was invented after GoLive was killed is probably an exercise in futility.
I have to agree with Jon. Client-side scripts just aren't secure enough.
If your server is Linux, you can create password protected pages with .htaccess and .htpasswd files in the directory you wish to protect.