you could make them log in once per session and just have every page check
and see if they already have logged in and if they have not then trigger the
login mechanism.

Not sure exactly how to implement but I've read on the practice before.


----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 10:14 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] advise needed for 'authorized only' site

> I have set up a section of my company site for use by authorized dealers
> only. I am currently using
> mysql authorization, which works for the first page, but if someone were
> type in the url of an
> underlying page they would be able to get in without authorization. I know
> I could use .htaccess
> for handling this but with a minimum of 350 -400 users to keep track of
> that would be unwieldly to
> say the least, especially for my boss who doesn't have a clue about *nix
> and has never even heard
> of .htaccess.
> What other options do I have to keep the underlying pages from being
> accessed without the user
> being forced to go through the logon screen?
> Thanks,
> --
> Chip Wiegand
> Computer Services
> Simrad, Inc
> "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
>      --Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment
> Corporation, 1977
>  (They why do I have 9? Somebody help me!)
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