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jgold723
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Password protect content

Post by jgold723 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:41 pm

Is there a way to password protect a specific page? It doesn't matter if the user is registered or not, they'd just need the password to view the contents of the page. I've found solutions for J 1.5, but nothing for J1.0

Thanks,

John

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Re: Password protect content

Post by valski295 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:08 am

I searched and searched and finally found a script that you can add to any page you want. There is a Plugin that I tried to use by ProgAndy called 'ContentPassword' that works, but is limited. The problem I had with it was that you can only use one password for all of your content - I didn't think that was was terribly secure. I have several ebooks that I only want my paying customers to be able to download.

I found this script on Stephen Chapman's blog, "Ask Felgall" on a page entitled, "Password Protecting a Page?" http://www.felgall.com/javatip4.htm

Here's the script I'm using:

<HEAD>
<Title> My Page to be Protected </Title>
<script type="text/javascript">
var pw =prompt('Please Enter a Password to View Protected Content: ','');
if (pw != 'XYZ') top.location = 'index.html';</script>
</HEAD>

He offers a couple of variations so check it out and see what works for you. You can specify a password in the portion ex. (pw != 'kitty'). Now, you can have unique passwords for multiple articles. He also shows you how to password protect a URL if you want. I just inserted this script into the top of my article and a box comes up requesting the proper password.

One thing I did notice is that some additional javascript may appear after you insert this script into your article. I noticed that after I inserted this and went to test it at my webpage, the input box prompting for the password kept appearing after I entered the proper password. Just go back into your article and delete any additional javascript that appears after </head> tag in the above script. I'm using Joomla 1.5 - perhaps its just a quirk with that version. After I deleted this extra script, it works just fine.

Cheers!

Val Butler
Midwest Almanac


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