Help with Web Sharing in X!

iapple

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Oct 31, 2001
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I've figured out that if you put folders in the "Sites" folder in the Home folder in OS X, that you can acccess it via Web Sharing.
http://IP address/~username/

BUT! How do you limit people from accessing it? Is there a way to require a password for people that visit my server in a SIMPLE way, preferably without a lot of typing in Terminal. (I'm NOT a unix guy, I'm just a GUI guy;) )

I'd really appreciate your help!
 

arn

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Re: Help with Web Sharing in X!

Originally posted by iapple

BUT! How do you limit people from accessing it? Is there a way to require a password for people that visit my server in a SIMPLE way, preferably without a lot of typing in Terminal. (I'm NOT a unix guy, I'm just a GUI guy;) )

I'd really appreciate your help!

There isn't a real easy gui way...

there's a few unix/script ways... but it might be a bit much to get into right here... I'm not even sure it's easily enabled on the Mac OS X version of apache (htaccess).

arn
 

iapple

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Oct 31, 2001
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Originally posted by arn



There isn't a real easy gui way...

there's a few unix/script ways... but it might be a bit much to get into right here... I'm not even sure it's easily enabled on the Mac OS X version of apache (htaccess).

arn
Ok, thanks any way... I'll just shut it off when I don't want anyone accessing it...

It is pretty exciting to be able to set up a server, just by copying stuff to the "Sites" folder, and connecting to the internet though!
 

j763

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OK, although you said you don't like the terminal -- setting up and configuring a web server pretty much requires it... so far anyways.

You can restrict access by editing your Apache config file. You can find its location by typing in httpd -V in a new terminal window, then running a sudo pico on its location.

This is all a bit complex to go into here, but I'd really recommend that you take a look at the Apache Web Server series at MacDevCenter.Com. Check it out for more info.

Also, if you didn't know already, you can place your HTML files in the /Library/WebServer/Documents directory instead of ~/Sites... This will mean that your site will be located at http://IPADDRESS/ -- you won't need ~user/ again...
 
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