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how to create a secure webpage

By gac ·
I need to come up with a webpage that will "know" who is logged onto it by their Logon information to our network. Any clues on how to do that?

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by jim In reply to how to create a secure we ...

There are numerous ways to handle this, but it depends on the os your are running, the web server you are using, and how secure you want to make it. If you could list these details it would help in finding you a solution.


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Intranet or Internet?

by NetGuru In reply to Depends

1: is this an internal network?
2: what is the nature of the site? (if possible)


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by eBob In reply to how to create a secure we ...

There are a lot of ways of accomplishing this. A VERY BASIC method would involve putting up a form asking for this info from the user, then setting a COOKIE. The next time the user returns, check the cookie, and you will know who it is, based on their earlier response.

You need to consider how you're going to verify the info provided by the user, if it really matters. The typical process is: get their email address. Then send them an email with a "secret" URL to the page in question. It's a2-step process for the user.

If your needs are more "precise" then you should look into setting up certificates, such as Verisign, or Entrust (always stick with the real "standards"). You distribute the certificates to the people you want to use your pages, and they connect with SSL, and their certificate.

This latter method is a little bit of work, and will obviously cost some money. You have to decide if it's worth it.

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