Password Protection for pages and sites
ASP.Net provides a rich set of features for adding security to pages on a
site or the whole site itself. These include 'Creating Users', 'Changing
Passwords', 'Password Reminders' etc. It's relatively easy to implement and
gives a high level of security but has one big downside, it uses a SQL
Server Express database to store the membership data.
Unfortunately SQL Server Express isn't supported by many web hosts and
whilst you can easily configure it to use SQL Server itself, the cost of this may
be prohibitive for small sites.
Lets look at some simple alternatives. They may not offer the
same level of security but for a lot of sites this isn't a problem.
These examples all use ASP.Net and VB.
Single page, single password protection
This protects a single page and has a fixed password. There are two
The password in both cases is 'mypassword'
Example 1: Users need to log in every time they visit
the page, even in the same site visit.
Example 2: Users only need to log in once per site
The examples are linked so you can see the difference.
Multiple pages, single password protection
We can easily take this concept further to protect multiple pages on a
site. This time we need a Log-in page.
Example 3: Protecting multiple pages.
Zip file of the four pages. Unzip
these to an EW web and explore how they work.
To follow shortly ....
The next step, holding separate usernames and passwords on a simple