First, I must say that this Front Page authoring thing is a pain. We have NT4, SP5, IIS and FP98 Server Extensions in place.
I just can't figure out the permission to author thing. I just wan't to be able to give dialup users (not on our network) and users coming over our T-1 to the Internet specific permission to author a web on our server (i.e. www. whatever.com). I don't want to give them Administrator privileges, I just want to be able to let them and only them author and update their web.
1. How do I set up the Authentication/Security in IIS? Basic/Text Authentication? Do I add them first as a user to NT User database in the User group on the web server and then add them to the list of users in the web site properties?
2. What about the Front Page Server Administrator program. After I do all of the above, do I still have to enable the user via Security?
3. Since the IIS server is standalone, how does this play into it at all?
4. There's got to be a quick and easy way to do this. Can someone give me a simple explanation? Are there any web documents to use as resources?
5. I've been through Microsoft's Server Extension's area and it's about as helpful as a gallon of gasoline in the middle of the desert on a hot day with no car.
Frustrated in Phoenix