Password protection for web access to directories and files
You can assign unique userids and passwords to control access to various web pages. An example of this function is apparent when you access your own Control Panel -- each time you are prompted for your id and password. The actual web pages are not password protected, but rather the directory in which they reside.
A software developer is making several programs available via the web, but only those visitors which have paid for the service should be allowed access to the download page. To control access, the page is placed in a directory which is password protected. Instead of distributing a single password, unique userids and passwords are assigned and removed as needed.
How to use:
Create the directory you wish to password protect. Select the link titled, "Account Info" in your Control Panel then click on "Password Protect Directories"
Navigate to the directory you want to protect by typing in its name relative to your homepage and click the "Change Dir" button. The directory must first exist before you can password protect it. Once you are in the directory, you can add, edit, or delete users by filling out the appropriate sections.
A list of userids will be updated and displayed as you maintain the list. Create a new HTML document or copy an existing one into the directory and try loading the page from a web browser. If a password is required, you've done your job correctly!
Do not attempt to password protect any system directories such as "stats" or "cgi-bin". Edit Access
CANNOT be used to create additional FTP userids and passwords
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