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[EnGarde] Re: How to use Engarde login

From: Philip Ching (605.734.71) <pching_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 04:26:50 GMT
To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org

Hi Jerry,

Your pointer is the most helpful.

I visited the site you mentioned and download couple programs and started to play with them.

Thanks for pointing me to that site.

Philip

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Jerry K. wrote:

> 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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