Password-protect your Web pages
- — 13 November, 1998 21:49
Q How can I put a password on my Web page so that only a privileged few can access the page?
- Stephen McNamara
A If you really want to keep people from accessing certain Web pages, now would be a good time to make friends with the person who looks after your Web server. A server provides the best password protection for your pages through a process called user authentication. Once the Webmaster locks out certain files and/or directories, a login name and password is required to access them. If an invalid login name or password is provided, the server denies access. Some Common Gateway Interface (CGI) scripts can to do the same thing, but you usually need to access the server to set one up.