Creating a Password Setup on a Website ??

I am the webmaster of a couple websites and would like to know how to setup a login and passwords structure on the sites.

Basically, when someone clicks a certain link on my site, I would like them to have to enter their assigned user ID and password to enter.

Any hints would be very welcome. Thank you.
wolfowitzAsked:
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daleoranCommented:
Give this a try. I've used it myself and think it's excellent

http://www.phpsecurepages.com/

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philjones85Commented:
if you're using apache, you could set up .htaccess
http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/htaccess/
http://wsabstract.com/howto/htaccess.shtml

or you could set up a database of usernames and passwords and have the user login through a web-based form.  you would then need to track the users through sessions to "keep them logged in".  this is a relatively easy process using php and SQL.
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wolfowitzAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I will review the data today and write back. Thanks.
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