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Protect Directories

Using  the Protect Directories option, you can limit the amount of  access users have to your site.  You can specify a username and password  for the directory you are protecting.  Each protected directory can  have multiple users (each with different passwords if you prefer)  who have access to it.  Additionally, the Protect Directories option  can be used to remove a user's access from a protected directory.

Note:

In order to use the Protect Directories option, the Microsoft  FrontPage Extensions option must be disabled.  If it is enabled, then  you must use your version of Microsoft FrontPage to protect the directories.   If the Microsoft FrontPage Extensions option is enabled, you will not  have access to the Protect Directories option and will see the following  message if you try to access it.

 

Example:

 If you want to grant only select users access to a particular directory  on your site, you can set up protection on that directory by using one  user  name and one password.  Then, if someone requests access to files  in that directory, you can give that user the corresponding user name  and password.

 Alternately,  you can set up unique user names and passwords for each user who  request access to the protected directory.  Though more time  consuming,  this method would be more secure.

How To Protect Directories:

1.  From the Control Panel, select the Protect Directories Option.  The Directory Protection Manager displays.a list of directories

 

2.  Choose the directory you would like to protect from the Directory list.by clicking on the text link the modification screen depicted below will appear or if you wish to burrow down into the directory click on the icon

/home/username/public_html/protected-directory

Folder requires a password to access via http://

Protected Resource Name

Active Users

UserName:

Password:

Back to /home/username/public_html/protected-directory


 


3. Tick the check box next to the lock icon then enter the resource name in the appropriate form field , then click on save the following message will appear:



Permissions Updated
The access permissions on /home/username/public_html/protected-directory  have been updated .

                                                                           
Go Back ]

 

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Click on go Back to get back to the original modification screen, use the add new user and change password options to add a new user and give that user a password after the user has been added

.Note:

If you are modifying the password for an existing user name (one who   already has access to the protected directory), enter that user's ID and  password in the appropriate fields.

5.  Select the appropriate buttons to initiate the desired changes.

6.  Once user access has been established for the protected directory,   you have the option of removing a specific user's access from this  screen if you so choose.

Removing a User's Access to a Protected Directory

Once a directory has been protected  for a particular user name/ password combination, that combination can  be removed at any time  from the list of usernames that have access to the  directory.

How To Remove a User's Access to a Protected Directory:

1. From the Control Panel, select the Protect Directories option.   The Directory Protection Manager displays.

 2. Choose the directory you would like to protect from the Directory field  list.

3. Make sure the correct directory is displayed.  Select the Load button.  The screen changes displaying additional available fields.  The  list of user ID's which currently have access to the protected directory  are displayed in the User List section of the screen.

/home/username/public_html/protected-directory

Folder requires a password to access via http://

Protected Resource Name

Active Users

UserName:

Password:

Back to /home/username/public_html/protected-directory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4. Highlight the user that you wish to Remove then click the Delete User Button.

 5. The screen reappears and the User ID you just removed is no longer  on the User List section of the screen.

Removing All Protection from a Directory

To remove all protection from a specific directory, use  the same  procedure as outlined above (in the section entitled "Removing  a User's Access to a Protected Directory") for every user name in the user  list.   Once all user names have been removed, and the check box next to the lock is unchecked  the protection on the directory  is removed as well.

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