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I'm building an emergency services web site, and I'm wondering how to make a login and password section, then let a person not logged in to not be able to go farther than the first page, but letting the logged in people continue to do the medical slide shows.

Thank you,

Bob Weikel
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The less code the better would be nice. I can do code, but I usually don't do much of it.
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by:klp2332
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well you can do php but try some front page add ins like Jbot Plus its a trial but u can get the crack easily iam not sure if it has it but i think it does.
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by:aratani
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hey,

yeah take klp2332's suggestion and make a simple usernmae/password page using php. I could help you set up php on your server, but otherwise php si the best way. and yes, another suggestion .. stay away from frontpage. :))) just my personal experience.

take care

aj
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by:ravisimpi
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The simple thing to use is the .htaccess ( which almost all of the Adult websites use, when you click on a link which is ment for 'members', a login box will be popped up.. asking you to enter the username ans password to access the particular area). for this frontpage will not be used.

 But if you want to use front page.. then you will have to do a little coding.

 And who can explain how to do it.. other than the people at Microsoft?

 Have a look at this microsoft knowledge base article

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=825498&product=fp2003

 
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by:coreybryant
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It depends on what your hosting provider uses.   You can use this method: http://www.interlacken.com/winnt/tips/tipshow.aspx?tip=34 or if you are on a Windows server: http://www.webwizguide.info/asp/sample_scripts/database_login_script.asp

-Corey
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by:seanpowell
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Hi everyone :-)

Just a thought, in case you don't want to write any code, and use FP's built-in security - just create a subweb that contains all your content, and apply unique permissions to the subweb. The only thing in the root web would be your index file.

If you only have a few users, or intend everyone to have the same usernmae and password, this is usually the easiest way to go. If you have a large number of users and/or wish to handle the creation and maintenance of a database, you can use the other methods posted above...

Thanks,
Sean

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by:seanpowell
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Corey - I completely missed your interlacken URL, my apologies....
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by:coreybryant
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Interlack, outerlacken...No worries - I still owe ya  :P

-Corey
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by:weikelbob
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Hello,

OK, well I'm first of all wondering if I can do a username and password through Javascript, because I know javascript. I can do it through PHP if necessary. That would be fine.

Here's my idea - I could make one site for people not logged in and another site where they are, and send people over to the logged in site as soon as they log in. Is that a good way to go?

Do I need to use MySQL?

There has to be prewritten scripts somewhere to do this, do you guys know of any?

Bob
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by:coreybryant
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You can do it via Javascript - but it is not secure at all.  A server side language would be much better or doing it the sub-web way.

-Corey
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by:weikelbob
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OK I'll use php. I'm going to leave this question open for a while, because I'm starting from scratch.
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Check out some of these: http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/User_Authentication/index.html - there are a lot of free PHP scripts there

-Corey
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by:seanpowell
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weikelbob - I'm curious, are you going to be using a different username and password for each person?
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by:weikelbob
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Yes, I need a different username and password for each person.

Are there some other sites that are good like http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/User_Authentication/index.html

Thanks

Bob
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by:coreybryant
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That one is basically going to give you the most I think.  You can also check here: http://www.scriptsearch.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/User_Authentication/ - but chances are they are all duplicated.

-Corey
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by:weikelbob
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I found a script at hotscripts.com. Easy to install - modify 2 config files, then run installation
It's called Password Protect and it's GPL

Let me know if you have any comments about this. I'm going to shut down this question in a little bit, so let me know if you have any comments.

Bob
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by:ravisimpi
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Well weikelbob It is always great when you are using server side scripting to protest pages, and with a data base where you can store the username and passwords.

  And an administrative page where you can always manage your users through a Web interface. So i strongly advise you to go forward and use that script. as all you want is just protect the pages or folders of your website.

 Best of luck!!


 Peace and Health
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by:weikelbob
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It's difficult to deside on points - going to send points to coreybryant since he sent me to hotscripts.com
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by:seanpowell
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I agree completely :-)
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by:coreybryant
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Ah shucks - thanks!  Just glad I could be of help  :)

-Corey
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by:ravisimpi
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Well I am glad that you got the solution.

 Best of luck

 Have a secure site
 
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 Ravi Simpi
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by:seanpowell
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You forgot the most important one.

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