Members only login

I would like to know if anyone has information on how to set up a members only login page.
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I would like to know if anyone has information on how to set up a members only login page.

This all depends on a lot of factors.

Things to consider:

How many members

Do you need automatic signup

Password recovery

etc. etc.

Or do you just need a password protected area of your site that you could assign user/pass combos to.

More info required.

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I would like to be able to assign the user names and passwords.
Thanks for your response.

On Oct 26, 2014, at 1:12 PM, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

I would like to know if anyone has information on how to set up a members only login page.

This all depends on a lot of factors.

Things to consider:

How many members

Do you need automatic signup

Password recovery

etc. etc.

Or do you just need a password protected area of your site that you could assign user/pass combos to.

More info required.

David


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I would like to be able to assign the user names and passwords.

Is that it?

Tell us more about what you are trying to achieve.

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I have a Martial Arts School and would like to have a spot on my home page where members can sign in to that takes them to a page where only they can view videos and information that the general public does not get to see.
I don’t know if I need an account with another site or how to store the log in information.
Thanks
Tom

On Oct 26, 2014, at 1:19 PM, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

I would like to be able to assign the user names and passwords.

Is that it?

Tell us more about what you are trying to achieve.

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OK - so would a generic log in work for you ie one for all?

If so then most hosting accounts provide a feature called Password Protected Directories with which you can assign a password(s) to a folder.

If you then have member only info within that folder it will be kept out of sight from Joe public.

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As an alternative to Dave’s suggestion and if you’re hosting the site yourself on unix servers, is to use a really simple system using .htaccess. It’s just a couple of lines of text and you can place the file in any directory that you want to protect (sub directories are protected too).

You just edit the file manually each time you have a new member. There are many sites on the net which will generate a code for you from the username. The great advantage, is that it is about as rock solid as anything can be on the net.

Here’s a description of how to do it : Password Protection with htaccess - hostingcanada.org


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As an alternative to Dave’s suggestion and if you’re hosting the site yourself on unix servers, is to use a really simple system using .htaccess.

Which is what the GUI of your cPanel does for you without editing/creating any files yourself.

If you have a cPanel (or similar) then look for the Password Protected Directory feature.

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It’s called .htaccess Editor in some cases in the host’s control panel/tools.

If you only need a password protected global area for all authorized users to privately access - then one user name and password for all does the trick usually.

If on the other hand you need each user to have their own separate password and own separate information displaying - that’s something else entirely and more complicated obviously.


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