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Old 03-03-2002, 09:35 AM   #1
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restricting http web pages access

How do you restrict http pages access without using .htaccess.
I like to have my http web server to prompt web users for password when accessing any page using local machine regular accounts

Any ideas ??
Old 03-03-2002, 11:26 AM   #2
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you can use php. i have a few administration pages that i only want access to, so there's no need for me to use the .htaccess file. here's a simple example of the code:

if($PHP_AUTH_USER != "username" || $PHP_AUTH_PW != "password")
header("WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm=\"your_realm\"");
header("HTTP/1.0 401 Unauthorized");
print "<HTML>\n";
print "<B>Unauthorized user; Access Denied</B>\n";
print "</HTML>\n";

of course, that's real stipped down, and by far not the most secure way of handling it, but it'll work. i use a mysql database with encrypted passwords to verify multiple users using the same code structure. it allows me to update on the fly, and from web based administration pages.

I <3 PHP. :-)


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