!Help for !DESPass© Jason Tribbeck 1998/1999
About !DESPass!DESPass is a program used for DES encrypting password files, suitable for uploading to a web page.
Running !DESPassDouble-click on the "!DESPass" application - a window will appear in the centre of the screen, with the text "Drop password file onto this window".
Using !DESPassBefore it can be used, you will have to create a raw password file. This is a plain text file, with each line having the user name, followed by a colon, followed by the password (which can be up to 8 characters in length).
is a valid password file, where the user "jason" has the password "password", and "test" has the password "letmein".
Save this as a text file (name doesn't matter), and drag it on to the DESPass window. This will produce a save-box. Drag the "passwd" file out to your hard disc. This is a text file in a similar format to the file you gave it, except the password has been DES encrypted. In the above example, it is:
Note that this will change each time you save it, so it may not necessarily be this.
Using the password file in Argo WWW serverNow you've created the password file, you will have to create a special file which tells the server that you will need a password to gain access to a directory. This filename is called "/htaccess" on the Acorn, or ".htaccess" when it is stored on the server.
This file looks like:
AuthUserFile /disk7/userweb/jason/passwd AuthGroupFile /dev/null AuthName Please enter the username and password. AuthType Basic require valid-user order deny,allow
You put this file into the directory you wish to protect. The first line you
will have to modify. This is the Unix filename for the password file you
created. Unless you have FTP access, this will be
If you have FTP access, please email email@example.com, and I will tell you
where your directory is.
The other element you may want to change is the third line - "AuthName". This
is the text that is displayed on the user's browser when asking for the
username and password. Note that some browsers have a small area of text, so
you may have to keep this short.
If you have FTP access, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will tell you where your directory is.
The other element you may want to change is the third line - "AuthName". This is the text that is displayed on the user's browser when asking for the username and password. Note that some browsers have a small area of text, so you may have to keep this short.
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