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Thread began 12/10/2009 8:33 am by handsm395910 | Last modified 12/10/2009 3:55 pm by shadow329043 | 818 views | 1 replies |

handsm395910

Authentication Help

I am busy developing a website, which I would like to restrict access to, however I don't have access to the configs of the server. It runs ASP, PHP and some others. (Sorry still very limited knowledge - newbie) What I want to do is have the pages check the users AD userid and compare a list created in Access, and if they match, then access will be granted. It's a cross between forms authentication and windows authentication. I don't know how to describe this any better.
I have been browsing forums for about two weeks, and tried various things, but nothing works.
The original site is html, and the new one is asp but I want to include some courseware into the new site, that will use the userid to indicate who did the assesments. So I need to authenticate. If at the very least I want to display the userid on each page, even if there is no authentication. But if someone completes the assessment then that info will include the userid of the person that completed it.
Also having difficulty with adding users to a dba using a web interface. I'm probably working ahead of myself and my skill level. (Using Dreamweaver CS4).
Is there a way to find out what is supported on a server. The server admin is no longer in our company, and not specificly sure where physically the server is located, although it's about 1500km from where my office and department is located, so I can't ask him either. Although if the server crashes, then I have a problem.

Thanks in advance.
Shaun

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shadow329043

Hi Shawn - I did exactly what you are talking about using theWebAssist Registration Pack. If you have PHP installed correctly on your ASP server and you have access to the database server (on my test site, I used LINUX and MySQL but the process is the same), you should have no problem setting authenication up. If you do not have PHP installed or do not know then you would have to do this in ASP. The quickest way to find out (I assume that you have, at least, FTP access to your server is to create a test PHP page.

Open DW and select PHP page - open the page in codeview and add the following to the top of your PHP page - nothing else, like headers is required -----

<?php
echo phpinfo();
?>

name the page phpinfo and upload to your server

Now open a browser and go to your server's IP address/phpinfo.php - if the page displays, it will display the PHP installation info and if it does not, then you don't have PHP installed, when means that you would have to do your project in ASP. Not knowing which version of server software installed, I can't tell you much but you can use CMS systems like DotNetNuke to do exactly what you are talking about with little programming knowledge. If you have further questions, send me a PM

Shadow

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