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Hi,

I created a webpage(Say Page A) asking the userId and Password,after the user entering the ID,password i am sending to the CGI program in a server,there i am checking .If the UserID and Password  is correct i am allowing to access another page(Say page B)

Suppose if the users knows the page B 's URL ,he can directly type the URL of Page B and he will enter in to the page B.Then what is the security ?then why we need the first page(Page A)UserID and Password.How i will protect the user directly entering in to the particular page instead of entering in to the UserId and Password page.please Help Me.
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you can try setting a cookie if the user enters the correct username/password combination, and make page B require this cookie.
However, why don't you just password-protect page B using htaccess?
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An alternative way is to check the environment variable HTTP_REFERER when a request for page B is made if this is anything other than page a then it indicates that access was not via the proper route.

Tied in with this is that the CGI can output the page which if you want stored as a normal html page can be stored in a location that the CGI can get to but the webserver can't.

There are a few other methods but when you start taking control of the security of a site, rather than leaving it to htaccess et al, you will soon find that you will need to generate all pages.

HTH
Steve
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Sorry i am new to this Concept can u give a code.
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what kind of web server are you currently using? do you have cgi access?
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I am Using a NetscapeServer (Webserver version 3.6) and i am having cgi access.
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