Solved

Protect folders by password in Windows, but, without Windows Users

Posted on 2003-10-23
6
195 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
Hi,

I'd like to protect folders in Windows 2003, but, I do not want to crea a Windows Users for this task.
I'd like anything like .HTACESS to protect folders...or any type of integration...Odbc, xml, any, but not windows users.

Is it possible in Windows 2003? There are any way to protect many folders with personalized user and password for each one without use Windows Users?

Any help will be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:ipsystems
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9611802
generally .htaccess is use to do restricted websites ..


Now why you donot want general software to password protect windows 2003 folder. Are you concerned that people can easily crack passwords for that. Probably , for any password protection there will be a loophole  but only real experts in that field can do that and not anyone ..


Sunray
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9611812
0
 

Author Comment

by:ipsystems
ID: 9611852


Yes, I need password protect sites via web... I need that authentication window pops when try to acess a folder.

Something like .htacess do...
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:sunray_2003
ID: 9611880
do you want to build restricted website using IIS ?

check this

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Servers/IIS/Q_20714250.html

Sunray
0
 

Author Comment

by:ipsystems
ID: 9613164
It's not work.

We need anything like windows authentication, but we need control users and passwords without need to create a Windows user for it.

There are a program called AuthentiX, but it does not work under Windows 2003 :(
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
DominicCronin earned 500 total points
ID: 10015893
IIS will always need a Windows user before it will serve any web pages. If you log on anonymously, IIS uses the anonymous account that is configured for that website.

If you have some other way of authenticating your users, you have some options to control this programmatically:

Until recently, the usual technique would be to write an ISAPI authentication filter, which allows you to programmatically determine which windows account will be used. You can write other kinds of ISAPI filter that can detect which resource is being requested and take some action.

Writing ISAPI filters usually requires C programming skills, but can be done in other languages, such as Perl.

Since the introduction of dotnet, you can also control HTTP pipelines from any dotnet language. Here is a link to an article that outlines the basic principles. http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/02/09/httppipelines/default.aspx

0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The new Gmail Phishing Scam going around is surprising even the savviest of users with its sophisticated techniques.
As a business owner, there are many things that keep you up at night. Profit margins, employee retention, human resource protocols, whether your product or service will remain competitive. When you own or manage a technology company that operates la…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question