How can I change a secure site that has been set-up?
Posted on 2004-11-16
I am very new to this web developing stuff!!! We had a site set-up by someone which is no longer with the company...and is unreachable. He had purchased Dreamweaver (which I feel is a very hard program to work with). I attended a very basic course for Dreamweaver, but still have numerous questions.
The website that he set-up had a secure-site on it. Once you logged in, you would be directed to a welcome.asp page and all it had was a image (Under Construction) and a time test. He also had an ASP tag that would tell you that you were logged in and your security level. I tried to go in and change the look of the page and also set-up links to other pages with information in the secure site, but now I am not able to view the page at all when I log in. I actually tried setting it up with frames first, but when I would save the page it would actually save each of the frames seperately and my page would actually be blank. I then did some research on the internet and saw that it was much easier to work with templates. I set the page up by using tables and saved it as a template, so my Secure Site pages would look uniform, but I also left his ASP tag but put it in a different place. The page looks fine when I preview it in the browser but once I published it you are not able to see the page. For some reason it will not take you past the validate page (which is a blank page that he set-up which will redirect you to the welcome.asp if you log in successfully). I do not think that I made any changes to the validate page. I had a few other people look at it and they did some changes to the code and nothing helped. I don't know if I am able to save what he had set-up.
is there anyone that would be able to help me through repairing what we had? Or do you think that I would be better off just starting from scratch? I do not know how to set-up the log-in or any of the security information.
I would be able to give someone a temporary log-in if it would be easier for someone to look at the code on the validate page.
Please feel free to email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.