On Friday 26 October 2001 16:55, Martín Marqués wrote:
> You need https, and that comes with the web server (i.e.: Apache).

actually, SSL (aka https) has little, if anything, to do with user 
authentication -- it's used mainly for data encryption.

If you're looking for user authentication, then you can either use your web 
server's built-in user authentication (Apache uses mod_auth, I think) and IIS 
it's NTFS file permissions or you can roll your own PHP-based user 

I recommend the former, since it's likely to be more robust and scalable than 
anything you can put together yourself (no slight towards you -- it's just 
that hundreds of people work on and test Apache and IIS authentication 
schemes) <insert favorite IIS joke here>

If you choose the latter, check out www.hotscripts.com as there's a ton of 
PHP-based user authentication systems there.



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