[Nottingham] Password Protecting scripts on a webserver
penfoldq at penfoldq.co.uk
Thu May 31 15:31:11 BST 2007
I have a number of scripts I run that are web-based but have no security
built-in. While running them from localhost only this is not a problem
but I want to run them remotely over the big bad internet.
However, I don't want to modify the scripts to enforce the security.
What I really want is a secure version of .htpasswd whereby the
webserver will not allow anyone to connect until they provide valid
credentials but does not have the huge security flaws of http basic
I'm using Apache 2 but 1.3 is an option if necessary. Other webservers
are also possible 'cos I don't mind running the secured pages on a
different port. Also, I don't need to maintain large numbers of
independent users with their own passwords... this isn't mega-secure, I
just don't want nefarious people mucking around with running processes.
Thanks in advance.
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