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Members signup and authentication

By johno69 ·
I need to add a members only area to my site, primarily to limit access to PDF documents. There are lots of scripts out there, that work well enough, but they require inserting a script at the head of the document you wish to protect - obviously I can't do this for PDF doc's.

Does anyone know of a free/cheap set of scripts (preferably PHP/mySQL) that will allow members to sign-up and provide authentication and protection for PDF docs?

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by dbunny84 In reply to Members signup and authen ...

The easiest way that I know of is to protect a folder. If you have hosting on an Apache web server, with access to CPanel or a similar utility, you should be able to implement a .htaccess file on a folder containing the PDFs. This would require passwords and usernames to be set using the CPanel utility.

Alternatively, you could find a script that password protects a web page, and use this as an index to the PDF files.

Any questions, feel free to e-mail me.

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