iWeb "private site" password type?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by skball123, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. skball123 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2007
    I am trying to figure out how iWeb protects a site. I am simply curious... Does it use a system of .htaccess and a .htpasswd or what?

    Thanks for any replies!

  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2007
    Alexandria, VA, USA
    The ability to natively password-protect iWeb-Sites is only available to those that publish to .Mac. I suspect it is a server side .htaccess like setup, regardless of the technology actually used. Otherwise, people often use iTweak to do the same, meaning people who publish to a folder and upload to a server that is capable of running .htaccess files. Consult your webhost if not sure.


    If you cancel the login or purposefully type in the wrong credentials and get a forbidden error, combined with the fact you view source and there is no HTML form with the login fields, chances are it's server side protected. I'm sorry but I could not find any documention on specifically the native technology being used.


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