Adding Search to a password protected site

Hello,
I’m creating a site for a client who would like to have some directories of the site password protected. The pages that will be password protected are also the pages that he would like a search function. I’ve used Atozm search on other sites and it works nicely, but I’m not sure if it will work on password protected sites. Ages ago I used FrontPage on a PC which had a built in search function, but it looks like that’s not an option with FW.
Thanks,
Rich Gannon


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Have a look in your web hosting control panel for the ability to password protect directories.

On 26 Mar 2008, at 13:32, gannon wrote:

I’m creating a site for a client who would like to have some directories of the site password protected.

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Oh sorry, if I confused you. I’ve already got the directories password protected…just wondering if search bot like Atozm will be able to get into a password protected area and index it.


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An external search system would need access to your protected areas
in order to index them, which would mean it would need to log in
using a password.

I don’t think this is going to be possible except with a server-side
facility. There are a number of ways to attack this, but I would
start with your hosting provider. See if they have a search engine
already installed. There are a number of free engines you can use,
but they vary wildly with respect to ease of configuration and
performance.

Walter

On Mar 26, 2008, at 9:32 AM, gannon wrote:

Hello,
I’m creating a site for a client who would like to have some
directories of the site password protected. The pages that will be
password protected are also the pages that he would like a search
function. I’ve used Atozm search on other sites and it works
nicely, but I’m not sure if it will work on password protected
sites. Ages ago I used FrontPage on a PC which had a built in
search function, but it looks like that’s not an option with FW.
Thanks,
Rich Gannon


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Thanks for replying,
At first glance it looks like my hosting co. doesn’t have anything, but I will send an email and ask.
Thanks,
Rich


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