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I have an HTML form which is submitted to a secure server (SSL) and my CGI parses it and stores its information in a file on the server. I want the file to be able to be accessed and/or deleted only by someone with a password. How can I do this? Put the file in a password protected directroy? If so, how can the CGI program write to it? I need to maintain securtiy. By the way, I use PERL.
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julio011597 earned 400 total points
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> How can I do this? Put the file in a password protected directroy?

Yes, you put it in a password protected directory.

> If so, how can the CGI program write to it?

Access control works for people trying to access your page from the web; instead, your CGI runs as process on your machine, and its owner is the web server user; so the CGI can access any files the web server user can access; i.e. what the CGI process can or cannot do has nothing to do with web access control.

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I haven't tried it out yet, but what you say makes sense.
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