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Is it possible to setup WebDEV so that active directory users can logon via a webpage? rather than just having access to one shared folder?
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Yes,

You can elect a group of users to use the root file and send that permission to all child objects within the folder.
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Thanks Cheif, do you have any simple(ish) instructions to set this up?
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First off, there are many different types of permissions settings on a computer. One is the NTF shares, another is the file share, and the third is the web share. NOTE: Web permissions only show up after IIS is installed. If you are familiar with setting up shared folders on your domain, then this will be a cake walk for you.

Configure the NTFS settings and share settings and web settings to configure certain people to access a web file. No additional software is needed. The resultant set of shares will be the lesser of the three. NTFS shares are for the local drive. File shares are for the files over the network. Web shares are for files shared by the web. I think all you have to do is set the NTFS shares and Web shares to have access to these files over the WEB browser.

I believe you know NTFS full control and WEB permissions of JOE.TESTUSER read only will create a resultant share of only JOE TESTUSER getting read only access. The lesser of the two will be the resultant of the share.

The key to this whole adventure is the selection box of passing these permissions down to all child objects. If you pass down permissions to all child objects, everything in that folder will have the same permissions.

Let's do an example:

WEB ROOT
-----Command
---------CO
-----Deck Department

The root folder holds two subfolders and the command folder has one subfolder. You can elect not to push down permissions from the WEB ROOT to all child objects and set the permissions as you would like to the share. That means all of the sub folders and their subfolders will get the same permissions.
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There is an alternative to all this admin work. You can create multiple web sites. Then on the server you can create multiple alternative IP addresses. Then each website can have one IP address. Then you can lock out anyone who shouldn't be on that website. I have seen this before, but have not done this on my own. Let me see if I can find a couple links that will guide you through this process. This may be a little more advanced. But it works well. certain folks can be denied to the whole website.

Multiple IP addresses and DNS aliases:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/contribute/4/using_admin_en/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Using_and_Administering_Contribute&file=00000358.htm

I hope this helps.
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by:scollege
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Thanks for the simple answer...
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