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    user logins on websites

    a mate of mine is making a website for his cousin in html i think, and asked me if i knew how to make a login system for it. i said that it would take more than html to do, but i dont know any more than that.

    i was wondering if anyone could give me some ideas or point me in the right direction.

    much obliged

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    Hey, there are many different ways you could do a login but each of them require a server-side language. These being php, asp, jsp and others, again with that would require a database program like MySQL, SQL, etc. Each server-side works well with a specific database usually, and php works with with MySQL. If you arent interested to learn a server-side you could check out http://www.hotscripts.com and see if there are any scripts that interest you, but if you are Google is your friend. as well as this site does have server-side sections where you can ask questions.

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    cheers mate, ill pass it on to him and see what he says

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    Server side scripting is only required for user initiated functions like password changes. You can protect a site with Basic Authentication against an id/password list maintained manually by the site owner.

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    how would you go about doing that?

    im not sure he wants to manually add members and passwords etc, but ill ask him about it as well

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    Basic Auth can run against an id/password file. The format depends on the server. Apache uses something like

    mylogin:mypass

    but 'mypass' will be encrypted. Apache comes with a utility for manipulating password files.

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