I'm a Unix guy and an NT virgin, so bear with me.
We currently run a Unix-based web site with password-protected directories and want to migrate our site and scripts to NT. Most of our site is free, but registered users (not members of our network - strictly customers) have access to premium areas.
Our current password scripts depend on Basic HTTP Authentication via .htaccess/.htpasswd.
Does NT support this type of authentication?
If so, how do you enable it (.htaccess/.htpasswd) in order to password-protect certain directories?
If not, how do you password protect different directories without requiring each user to be an actual member of your network? I've searched the IIS and NT documentation, and all they provide is info pertaining to domains and don't even touch this common (?) situation.
Is there something I'm missing here?
I appreciate the help.