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Hi there...
I just developed my webpage in Frontpage '98 and uploaded on tripod.com which is now have frontpage server extension..
So in my web I have a messageboard to communicate with my friend and I got this messageboard from beeseen.com which is free...and they provided me a link to "ADD","EDIT","DELETE","VIEW" my messages from there..and I put that link on a image in my webpage...but the problem is I dont want other ppls to view or access this messageboard of mine...so thats why I want to ask a username and password when user click on the image contains a link for my free messageboard..in this way I can put security on my message board option......so can u please tell me how its possible ?
and what's the easiest way where I can just go and create users with passwords there and then validate from that site..is this also possible ???

your help in this matter will highly be appreciatable..

Fondly,
Zahid
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by:ycli
ID: 1855671
If its only a secret link to the adm page of the message board, you sure have very little security. So don't put such a link on your page is the best way, if you really want the password protection for that link, you can put such a page contain that link in another dir, and ask your web adm to password protect that dir. so all pages in the dir will be protected. I don't trust CGI or javascript password protection. the important thing here is that the message board adm page is NOT protected.(Kinda wired...) so if anyone already knows the link can go there anytime.....
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by:kookoo
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The easy way is,
link your message board to another frontpage account (2nd frontpage a/c).  Set the 2nd frontpage a/c with the permission to "only registered users have browse access:.  Then add your friends name in.  However this must be get help from your webmaster on creating a/c for your friends.  This method should be better than CGI method, since (suppose) incomer cannot by pass your security control.
Goodluck!
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by:jamestthomas
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If you are using an NT server, have the link first go to a page which actually contains the link to your message board.  This way you can isolate access to that page via standard NT security.  If you are using IE4, you could even create a challenge response security layer because you do not care what browsers others are using. In any event, this extra page could be password protected.
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by:zahziah
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kookoo,

I dont understand what do u mean by 2nd account...can u please explain....and please tell me more about it...
thanks,
zahid

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john_19 earned 100 total points
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Hi zahziah,
2 ways:
1) Link your image to a form HTML page having text boxes
for User & Pwd info filling & onsubmit direct to a Perl script
which checks in a file whether the user is valid.
  If valid the Perl script would redirect the user to the Message board link
2) Make your Form Page ( the one I mentioned above) an ASP Page .asp extension &  fill the Session variables with
the user name & pwd( Request.Form)
Verify & then Response.Redirect to the Messageboard URL

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by:jamestthomas
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Thats what I was saying but you don't need to use perl script
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