.htaccess access questions
Posted on 1997-06-04
I have a few questions about who and what can access and do what with the .htaccess setup.
What I want to do is have a secure section of my website (I just secured it with .htaccess so only I can log into it) where I can store private information. But I want to let web surfers at other parts of my site submit info into a perl script and have the perl script store the information in the secure directory. Once stuck in the directory, they shouldn't be able to gain access to it, only myself with the password should be able to do this.
If I secure this directory with .htaccess, can I allow a perl script from outside the directory to append to a file within the directory without compromising the security of the directory and allowing unauthorized users to get ahold of the info contained there? I could simply only give write permissions to the file, but I need to be able to access it once I enter my password and log into the secure directory. Thanks. - Tai Luxon