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IIS Web password authentication

joemacd
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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.
joemacd@covers.com
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vvk

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Yes NT IIS support Basic Authentication but user must be a registered server or domain user. If they not members of regular network you can create one as Local Acoount.

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Actually, I knew that it supported Basic Authentication.

What I need to know is if it is Basic HTTP Authentication via .htaccess/.htpasswd. My current Unix scripts depend on this fact. If it IS .htaccess/.htpasswd, then how do I enable that feature?
Also, by "Local Account" do you mean a guest account, or do I have to create another profile for "Local Account"? Will I have to create a script that creates a new NT account for each registered user of our web site?

That seems like it would require a lot of system resources in verifying each user when they log in.

I'll be willing to increase the number of points if you can answer these questions.

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Adjusted points to 100
Leiter IT
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