10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 15, 2008 4:54 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Requiring a password to get to a page

    Tim Newbie
      I am building website for a pipe club I am forming. I would like the "member list" to be hidden from the public and available to members who have the club password. Any help? Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
          Level 7
          You have three choices -

          1. Don't do it at all.
          2. Do it in a way that is only minimally secure, but easy to implement.
          3. Do it the right way.

          I'm guessing #2 would be your preference? If so, go here -

          http://www.divahtml.com, and look for their password extension for DW.

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          "Tim Newbie" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:g30ri7$eri$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I am building website for a pipe club I am forming. I would like the
          >"member list" to be hidden from the public and available to members who
          >have the club password. Any help? Thanks.

          • 2. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
            Level 7
            On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:54:03 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
            <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

            >You have three choices -
            >
            >1. Don't do it at all.
            >2. Do it in a way that is only minimally secure, but easy to implement.
            >3. Do it the right way.
            >
            >I'm guessing #2 would be your preference? If so, go here -
            >
            > http://www.divahtml.com, and look for their password extension for DW.


            Given that this is such a common requirement - it would be good to
            think that Adobe have included a secure way using php behaviour in DW
            CS4 - along the lines of David Powers techniques in his books. ? :-))

            And given that David clearly has a beta release - from his online demo
            - I really hope this is the case.

            --

            ~Malcolm~*...
            ~*
            • 4. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
              Level 7
              DW has always had User Authentication Server Behaviors (at least since DW
              UD). For someone at ground although the use of these SBs would get the job
              done, they would not qualify as 'simple', in my opinion.

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              "Malcolm _" <malcom@mon.org> wrote in message
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              > On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:54:03 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
              > <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:
              >
              >>You have three choices -
              >>
              >>1. Don't do it at all.
              >>2. Do it in a way that is only minimally secure, but easy to implement.
              >>3. Do it the right way.
              >>
              >>I'm guessing #2 would be your preference? If so, go here -
              >>
              >> http://www.divahtml.com, and look for their password extension for DW.
              >
              >
              > Given that this is such a common requirement - it would be good to
              > think that Adobe have included a secure way using php behaviour in DW
              > CS4 - along the lines of David Powers techniques in his books. ? :-))
              >
              > And given that David clearly has a beta release - from his online demo
              > - I really hope this is the case.
              >
              > --
              >
              > ~Malcolm~*...
              > ~*

              • 5. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
                Level 7
                first thing- check your hosting.
                If you have a control panel or CPanel, there are icons in there to password
                protect a directory and add authorized users. Put that page inside the
                protected directory.

                It's an Apache server, can you use php scripting on it?
                If yes- this free script will put an admin page in whatever folder you drop
                it into, which will allow you to add/edit/delete authorized users.
                It takes care of making the htaccess and pswrd files.

                http://www.krizleebear.de/phpaccess/dynamisch/index.php

                --
                Alan
                Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

                http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/



                • 7. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
                  Level 7
                  On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:13:36 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                  <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:

                  >DW has always had User Authentication Server Behaviors (at least since DW
                  >UD). For someone at ground although the use of these SBs would get the job
                  >done, they would not qualify as 'simple', in my opinion.


                  I greatly respect your expertise Murray - but David Powers Book "PHP
                  for Dreamweaver 8" ( and probably CS3 ? ) Chapter 10 - Using Sessions
                  to track visitors" - spends a lot of text describing how to do this
                  AND put a secure validation process in place - that Dw does have .

                  And even in chapter 6 - page 162 - David says " To be honest, sending
                  an email from an online form is just the sort of task that Dreamweaver
                  should automate, but unfortunately it doesn't."

                  So I hope that these areas are being improved in Dw10.





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                  ~Malcolm~*...
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                  • 8. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
                    Level 7
                    > So I hope that these areas are being improved in Dw10.

                    Get the beta and see for yourself. This release has huge changes in nearly
                    everything except server behaviors. That will be for the next release. Add
                    your voice to the choir....

                    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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                    Adobe Community Expert
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                    "Malcolm _" <malcom@mon.org> wrote in message
                    news:hce854dbvajv2ur876qtg6gp3i6vpj5l05@4ax.com...
                    > On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 13:13:36 -0400, "Murray *ACE*"
                    > <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote:
                    >
                    >>DW has always had User Authentication Server Behaviors (at least since DW
                    >>UD). For someone at ground although the use of these SBs would get the
                    >>job
                    >>done, they would not qualify as 'simple', in my opinion.
                    >
                    >
                    > I greatly respect your expertise Murray - but David Powers Book "PHP
                    > for Dreamweaver 8" ( and probably CS3 ? ) Chapter 10 - Using Sessions
                    > to track visitors" - spends a lot of text describing how to do this
                    > AND put a secure validation process in place - that Dw does have .
                    >
                    > And even in chapter 6 - page 162 - David says " To be honest, sending
                    > an email from an online form is just the sort of task that Dreamweaver
                    > should automate, but unfortunately it doesn't."
                    >
                    > So I hope that these areas are being improved in Dw10.
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > --
                    >
                    > ~Malcolm~*...
                    > ~*

                    • 9. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
                      Level 7
                      Murray *ACE* wrote:
                      > You have three choices -
                      >
                      > 1. Don't do it at all.
                      > 2. Do it in a way that is only minimally secure, but easy to implement.
                      > 3. Do it the right way.
                      >
                      > I'm guessing #2 would be your preference? If so, go here -
                      >
                      > http://www.divahtml.com, and look for their password extension for DW.
                      >

                      <shaking head> Murray, Murray, Murray </shaking head>

                      Password Protect 6, to which you refer, is actually at

                      http://valleywebdesigns.com/vwd_passprotect6.asp

                      There's just so much to keep in your head. I understand.

                      <smiling> But thanks! </smiling>

                      --

                      E. Michael Brandt

                      www.divahtml.com
                      www.divahtml.com/products/scripts_dreamweaver_extensions.php
                      Standards-compliant scripts and Dreamweaver Extensions

                      www.valleywebdesigns.com/vwd_Vdw.asp
                      JustSo PictureWindow
                      JustSo PhotoAlbum, et alia

                      --
                      • 10. Re: Requiring a password to get to a page
                        Level 7
                        I think I've made that mistake before. Maybe it *should* be at diva!

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                        Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                        Adobe Community Expert
                        (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                        "E Michael Brandt" <michael@valleywebdesigns.com> wrote in message
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                        > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                        >> You have three choices -
                        >>
                        >> 1. Don't do it at all.
                        >> 2. Do it in a way that is only minimally secure, but easy to implement.
                        >> 3. Do it the right way.
                        >>
                        >> I'm guessing #2 would be your preference? If so, go here -
                        >>
                        >> http://www.divahtml.com, and look for their password extension for DW.
                        >>
                        >
                        > <shaking head> Murray, Murray, Murray </shaking head>
                        >
                        > Password Protect 6, to which you refer, is actually at
                        >
                        > http://valleywebdesigns.com/vwd_passprotect6.asp
                        >
                        > There's just so much to keep in your head. I understand.
                        >
                        > <smiling> But thanks! </smiling>
                        >
                        > --
                        >
                        > E. Michael Brandt
                        >
                        > www.divahtml.com
                        > www.divahtml.com/products/scripts_dreamweaver_extensions.php
                        > Standards-compliant scripts and Dreamweaver Extensions
                        >
                        > www.valleywebdesigns.com/vwd_Vdw.asp
                        > JustSo PictureWindow
                        > JustSo PhotoAlbum, et alia
                        >
                        > --