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Q. Beginner's Step by Step with the internal database.

A. If you are running the software for the first time, here are the steps you need to take to protect a directory using the internal Database:

First make sure you can access the directory you wish to protect freely (via http://...), without any IIS/NTFS protections.
Use Netscape for this, since IE will sometimes log you in with your current login without telling you.
Make sure the directories you are trying to access have Read (and execute) Permissions for Everyone with NTFS.
Make sure Basic Authentication is turned OFF in IIS5 (and above) Management console, otherwise it will conflict with AuthentiX Basic Authentication.
Make sure Allow Anonymous is ON. NTCR can be ON or OFF.

  • Create a user. From the main dialog, click the Users button, Then Add. Type a username and password and press OK. You should now see the user in the user list. Press OK.
  • Create a group. From the main dialog, click the Groups button, Then Add. Type a groupname and then click on the user you just created in the non-members list box. It should be highlighted. Now click Add. The user should now be moved to the Members listbox. Press OK. You should now see the group in the group list. Press OK.
  • Protect a directory. From the main dialog, click the Access button, Then Add. Use the Browse button to select a directory that is part of your web directories, and that you would like to protect. Click on the "By Internal DB" tab, then the "By Group" button and add the group you added above to the Permitted list. Press OK. You should now see that the group is protecting that directory. Press OK. Press OK.
  • Use a browser to go to the URL that the directory is accessed from, using IIS5 (and above), via http. It should prompt you for your username and password.
  • Type the username and password you entered above to gain access.

NB: To change the Access Denied message, click the "Basic/Cookie" tab, and click the Messages button.

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