I'm developing a classic ASP application that does authentication through a database lookup of usernames and passwords. Page1.asp has a form that uses the post method to auth.asp, which checks the database. If a user/password match is made, I set Session("LoggedIn") = True. Each subsequent page checks the value of the Session("LoggedIn") and redirects if it is not set.
This works swimmingly in Firefox and Safari in their default configurations, but IE6 requires me to change Privacy to Low to maintain Session variables between page navigations.
I need to make this work in IE6 with Privacy set to Medium. What are my options? Other posts have suggested adding querystrings to my page-to-page hyperlinks, but that seems quite insecure. Is there some way to hold on to the Form values from the first log in form when the user is three or four pages along? I could write them into the hidden form inputs, but they would be viewable in the page source. Any suggestions?