Require User Id and Password for a Web Directory and All of It's Resources Contained
Posted on 2003-12-08
My client wishes to restrict any resource within a specific web directory. This directory contains .aspx, .txt and .pdf files. By using forms authentication and requesting the user id and password from the viewer I can easily compare this to a data store and using FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage present the requested page to the viewer having approved their credentials.
However, this method is not working when the viewer brings up their browser and types in (or uses a bookmark) for the .pdf file in the same directory. No login page is presented. The PDF file is presented immediately to them. The same with .txt and even .htm files. The only resource protected, it seems, using forms authentication in this way are .aspx file (and perhaps other .NET suffixed files).
Is there a way to have the login page presented and credentials validated when any resource in the specific directory is accessed?