When user has authenticated successfully, start a session with an authentication key - almost anything you want.

After that, any page you want to protect you just put one line at the top to check for the presence of this value; redirect to login page if it's not there.

Regards - Miles

At 11:19 PM 12/21/2006, Haig Dedeyan wrote:


If I do it that way, can't someone get into the index page if they link
directly to it without having to log in?

-----Original Message-----
From: Bastien Koert [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 7:36 PM
To: Haig Dedeyan; php-db@lists.php.net
Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Login script help

why not just create a simple single logon page and not include
it....then on
sucessful login, redirect the user to the index page?


>From: "Haig Dedeyan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: <php-db@lists.php.net>
>Subject: [PHP-DB] Login script help
>Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:36:11 -0500
>Hi everyone,
>My 1st attempt at creating a login script isn't going so good, so
>hopefully someone can help me out.
>The login script itself works fine but when I include it into a web
>page, the login.php script shows up but the entire index.html page also
>shows up.
>I just want people to log in before they get to index.html.
>Index.html starts off with:
>I'm using php5.
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