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Mudbug
Dec 4, 2003, 11:15 PM
can anyone give me a good, straightforward link to setting up .htaccess that will basically hold my hand?

I've kinda done it once, and only then have I set up the .htaccess file - not set usernames and passwords on it.

Any help is appreciated.
Hey, I'm a designer, not a coder. :) But willing (and somewhat eager) to learn.

and btw - I'm a terminal noob. Shh. don't tell anyone. ;)

jywv8
Dec 5, 2003, 02:36 AM
Here's a couple:

http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/setup/access/Overview.html
http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/docs/tutorials/user.html

tomf87
Dec 5, 2003, 11:51 AM
Another:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/howto/auth.html

Useful if you are using Apache as your web server.

chewtoy
Dec 6, 2003, 12:19 AM
I've actually written a pretty nice php script that will let you protect any dir on your server...so if you want it contact me via email off-board

Rower_CPU
Dec 7, 2003, 10:09 PM
This series of articles (http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2001/12/07/apache.html) on O'reilly has some very good info on the topic.

Mudbug
Dec 7, 2003, 11:18 PM
Thanks guys -

It seems odd to me that for something as rudimentary to site building as this, that there isn't an easy-to-use GUI script that would set it for any folder you dragged and dropped on it. Maybe a curious programmer might see this thread and write such a thing, so noobs like me could use it without having to stress their brains too much. :) <hint hint nudge nudge>