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How to setup "Members Area" of a site

How to setup "Members Area" of a site

How to setup "Members Area" of a site

I'm a newbie webmaster/developer and bought WebEditor 5.5 and think it is great thus far for my beginner status.  However, I have one question that I'm hoping someone can answer:

I want to have a few pages in my site to be in a "Members Only Area" requiring a login.  How would I go about this in WebEditor?  I have yet to be able to find any wizard, script, etc. that jumps out at me indicating how to set this up?

Am I missing something here?


RE: How to setup "Members Area" of a site

As you may know by now, WebEditor does not support password scripts.  I use a two java class file called passmaster.  I found it on www.javafile.com .  All you need to do is paste an applet, which calls two java class filea in the same directory as your page, into your html.  This program was the best I could find.  Using only a Java applet is dangerous because the passwords are embedded in your html.  At least with this program, the passwords are stored on the server in a password.txt file.  This still is not the best security; however, it is one of the easier ways to get a password protected page.  You can view my use of passmaster at www.njaci.com or www.cibofnyc.org .  If you can't find the code, I can email you a zip of the files.  By the way, a better, but more complex way of password protection is to use CGI scripts.  Your host must support the use of CGI (i.e. cgi-bin directory) to go this route.  I have not done this yet, so I can't help you there.

Good luck building,


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