*Help!! Help!!* Passwording a webpage

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  1. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    If I wanted to password a page on my website, foresay, what would be the proper coding for it? I can't find it anywhere and I've been looking on and off for a VAIR VAIR LONG TIIIIME! :stick:

    I want to have a password. A decided password. Say the password was 'monkeypoo'. :rolleyes: Then, I want to give that password to a couple people, so only they can see that page and not any other innocent victims. Then I want to go on with my life. :hit:

    Is there any way that this is possible? Please say yes. *prays* Pleeeeease say yes...
  2. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    I googled a page or two, but haven't tested it yet.....

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6226_password-protect-web.html

    but this page says that those pages aren't TRULY secure if , say, one of the know-ees links another person directly to the page... of course... the know-ee could just give away the password too? But if someone accesses it from an index? Just HOW private do these need to be? :smart:

    http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutors/pw.html


    There is also some free "board" software out there which in which you could govern who could see what.... like MB has a private forum for sequencerd called the sequencer's guild and a moderator forum.
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  3. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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  4. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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  5. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    I know! It's hard!......and if I wanted to restrict certain people, I'd have to make a whole forum wouldn't I? But I don't have that much about anything to make a forum......It's quite the task...
  6. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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  7. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Very nice Zandro.... click here to see it in action.... Oh... your name is Sally West and your password is goosepoo

    The only downsides? You could still find page through a directory and it wouldn't be passworded.... and once entered the password shows in the URL... but if you're just looking to add a hurdle and the stuff inside is not SUPER personal? it works :)
  8. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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    But but but but...how do you make it go to the webpage that shows up after you login?
  9. G-man

    G-man Prodigal Philanthropist

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    Just a simple link like the first page... exactly how private does this page need to be though (as Jeanie inquired)...
  10. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    The truly secure pages require something to the extent of a separate .js script in the same directory. I don't know jiffy about webpage design, so look to someone else for a more secure proposal in the meantime.
  11. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    It looks as though TRUE privacy would require that you request from your ISP a special kind of privelege - which they may ask you to pay for... as I know our girl is building on Geocities that isn't an option...

    And as for how private?? She's turned down access I could give her to a trukly secure folder,.... :laugh:... What?? a 14 year old hiding something from someone who chats regularly with said 14 year old's Momma? I can't imagine!! :laugh:!

    (PS... I'll pay well for that password when one of you gets it ;) ;))
  12. Black_Kat

    Black_Kat Horny Hornist

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  13. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    That's a pretty clever algorithm... it's easy to hack past the password hash, but the design makes it so that if you guess wrong you land on a 404. (Try password "ppqqzzsr" for Katherine to see this.) Hrm... interesting... [​IMG]
  14. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Yeah, I spent about an hour last night trying to figure it out. It will certanly stop people who don't know much about javascript, but I'm convinced it can be "hacked". The real security problem I see with it is that if you already know the page url, the security is useless.
  15. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Well, revealing the hashing algorithm invites attempts to "reverse-engineer" the password, or at least a list of possible passwords. It can be brute-forced, and possibly finessed. :)

    (No worries, Katty, I doubt anyone will really go to the trouble...)

    ;)

    But you're right, a slip of the URL makes all precautions moot. :)
  16. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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    Who's "Katty" Zel? :confused:
  17. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    Black_Kat. :)
  18. CyberCat

    CyberCat Active Member

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  19. ZelRiptha

    ZelRiptha Thnow White but I drifted Staff Member Super Mod

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    It does indeedy.
  20. CyberCat

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    Hmm, gives me more motovation to try to crack it. :smart: :p

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