Setting up the Access Control system is a two step system.
First, decide how you want your pages protected:
either on a one-to-one user-to-page relation, or on a
many-to-many user-group to multipe pages.
If you plan on granting access to individual pages, to specific
individual users (Bob Smith gets access to bob_smith_details.htm,
and Mary Rogers gets access to mary_rogers.htm) then you could skip
along to restricting pages.
However, if you plan on granting access to a group of pages to
users of a particular user group (a_team_roster.htm,
a_team_practice_schedule.htm for all users of the user type "Team
A", View Tutorialand "b_team_roster.htm", "b_team_playoffschedule.htm" for all
users of the user type "Team B"), then you'll first need to create
those "User Groups"
Then, once you're ready to restrict pages, and you have your
pages published up to your website, log in the administrative area
and to restrict the access on those pages.
Allow clients to view information for their eyes only.
Grant access to members of a sports team to get practice and roster
Prevent non-authorized users from viewing sensitive information, such as
preferred price lists.
Be sure to check your web server environment with your web hosting provider to make sure that it means the following requirements.
Server OS: Linux or Unix
Web Server: Apache 2 with mod_rewrite and .htaccess files
Server Software: PHP 5+, MySQL 5+
Not compatible with websites running FrontPage Extensions, or Windows Servers (IIS)
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