login&password

I want the login&password prompt on my page. I have an access to modify any files on the system. Here's the questions.
1. How to setup?
2. How do I keep track whether someone already login so it will not prompt for login again.
anikAsked:
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pc012197Commented:
1. That depends on your server. Which one are you using?
2. This is handled by the browser automatically.

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matisseCommented:
In my opinion this is more than a 50 point question.

Also, you need to say which server software is being used.
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Trevor013097Commented:
Are you using an NSCA server?

If so then raise the points and I'll tell you all.
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furuCommented:
Basically, this can be handeled using file security, and thus it is very plattform dependant.

- If using NT, create a user you wish to allow access, the add this user to the Security-list of the file you want to limit access to. Then remove the anonymous www-user from this list. (under IIS, this is IUSER_YOURMACHINE)

- If using Unix, you can play around with chmod to limit access to specific files or directories. As I have no knowledge of Unix, I will not dare to advice you on which values to set. And chmod is way to big to discuss/teach here anyway. There is, however, plenty of information on chmod and it's use around the net. A search with Hotbot or AltaVista should produce the information you need.
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shadow010397Commented:
If this is a unix server then the points should stay where they are because this is and easy question.
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