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[EnGarde] Re: How to use Engarde login

From: Jerry K. <edragne_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 02:29:27 GMT
To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org


Philip,
Here are some directions:

> What I want is login control to my Web page (on EnGarde).

From the command prompt you can use 'htpasswd' to create the web site access accounts as well as change the passwords for them.

> But I just don't know how to change that (Apache)
> password via a Web browser.

You can either build a web interface to the 'htpasswd' command line program with Perl, PHP, etc. or use the language's built-in basic encryption functions to create/edit entries in your .htpasswd file. However that's beyond the scope of this mailing list.

> Now I realized I should not use system username/passord for
> Web page access control. Instead I should use Apache generated
> username/password. I need an example on how to change the (Apache)
> username/password via a Web browser.

There are plenty of free CGI scripts on the web that do exactly what you want.
I'd suggest to get somewhat familiar with the roles of files .htaccess and .htpasswd before you go ahead with implementing any of those scripts.
Here is a link to a whole list of such scripts: http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Password_Protection/

Good Luck,
-Jerry


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