Creating a Member log in box

 
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Centaurus
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:11 pm    Post subject: Creating a Member log in box Reply with quote
I've just password protected a folder and its sub-folders using Plesk, but rather than have the bog standard Windows password prompt page pop up when the link is clicked on I'd rather have a simple set of boxes on a login page that, when filled in, send the username and password details to the server to allow access - as per most membership-based sites.

Question is, can anyone tell me how to do this? Complete novice at forms and scripting, so in "Janet & John" terms if at all possible please!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm afrad there is no easy answer to what you are trying to do.

The user login systems on most sites that you refer to use a completly different method of restricting access that what you have setup on plesk.

What you have setup is simple http authentication. The browser will always have control over how the login box is displayed.

To have total control of how your users login to private pages. You will need scripts that can manage user sessions of some form along with a list of users and passwords ideally stored in a database.

http authentication is very simple to setup and, really very secure as well. But you can't make it look pretty.

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