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Password Protection With Front Page

1) Open the Front Page Web on the server. This allows you to work with your page directly on the Server instead of off your hard drive. Then the security option under tools will no longer be grayed out and you can then select it and proceed with the directions below:

2) If you want to restrict access to directories, you have to turn the subdirectories into SubWebs and use FrontPage's access restrictions.

Here's how:

  • Create the subweb by doing File --> New -->FrontPage Web.
  • Select "Import an existing web".
  • Choose a title for your web. Since you can only restrict access to a web that's on the server, be sure you change the path so that it is going to the Internet location. Click ok.
  • It will start the process to make the new web.
  • The Import Web Wizard will come up. Select "From a World Wide Web site". In the location box, put in the path to the specific directory, for example, http://domain.com/members. This will get only that directory, and not the whole web. Click next.
  • This is where you limit the amount of information you will receive. Unless you know your pages are more extensive than these defaults, just leave it at the default and click next.
  • Click finish and wait a few minutes as the content copies over.

3) At this point, you have all your information in a new web. Now you can set up the restrictions.

  • In the FrontPage Explorer, click on Tools --> Permissions...
  • Select "use unique permissions for this web". Click apply at this time.
  • Click on the users tab.
  • Select "only registered users have browse access".
  • Add any users you need, and then click ok.

Please remember that when you pay for software like Front Page you get documentation and help files. We will do our best to help but we cannot be responsible for providing support for third party software.


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