by Oggyoi
7 replies
Does anyone have recommendation for ( free if possible ) software to enable a page on a site to be password protected, please ?

It's for an additional page that needs to be kept private and only accessible via password entry.

Thanks in advance .
#creator #password
  • can't you just use your hosting control panel?

    Failing that... you'd need to find some website membership software to set up a membership on your website.

    It may be worth posting and asking this in the website design section of the forum:

    Website Design
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  • Profile picture of the author wschuler
    I think Daniel may have guessed your intent, but please reply with the scenario in which this password protection would be used.

    Is it a blog? A traditional site? Single page? An entire directory on the site? One file? HTML based page? PHP?

    Thanks,
    Bill
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    • Profile picture of the author Oggyoi
      Originally Posted by wschuler View Post

      I think Daniel may have guessed your intent, but please reply with the scenario in which this password protection would be used.

      Is it a blog? A traditional site? Single page? An entire directory on the site? One file? HTML based page? PHP?

      Thanks,
      Bill
      Hi Bill

      it's a traditional html site, where we sell products. Want to add an additional page where we are offering select trial products to selected clients so they can purchase them at cost price and evaluate the items for us.
      Ideally then we will load the products onto our pages for sale to the public.

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author wschuler
        Hi,

        Depending on your access to the machine that your site is hosted on and assuming that it's an Apache web server, I would probably use a .htaccess file to protect the single page for a very small number of users (or you could distribute the same username/password to all of the users)

        Some downfalls to using the htaccess file solution are:
        - may be difficult to implement/manage if you're not familiar with it
        - the log in box is ugly
        - have to be using an apache web server

        Positives are:
        - it's free
        - it's easy once you do it a couple times
        - it's fast to implement (no software install)
        - did I mention free?

        I bought a script years ago that was a "lite" version of a membership site. I'll dig around to see if I can find the name of that for you.

        Also, just google "htaccess protect pages" and you'll find tons of advice and tutorials.

        Thanks,
        Bill
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  • Profile picture of the author Fanssupplier
    Hey this is fanssuplier,

    I had no other way of contacting you but this. As you can see, I'm a newbie and do not have enough rights to PM or post visitors message.

    So your page has been done and as a review copy I'd really like to have your feedback/review on my thread. Thanks Budd.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Richardson
    My suggestion would be to create a password of a random selection of numbers and letters and use some software such as 1password to remember the login.

    1Password

    You can download a free trial which will remember up to 30 passwords i believe.

    Enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tradeout
    Oggyoi,

    Give me a shout if you want me to create you something.
    Can create a random password generator to supply to your clients, then control access with a database.

    Several options with something like this and I'm more than happy to help a fellow out.
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