Basic ByPassword Authentication

George G. Stossel ( (no email) )
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 18:26:05 -0500

Running NT4.0sp3 & IIS3.0

I have a new customer who wants to deploy a website on our IIS server
and control access using the NCSA HTTPd feature of directory access
control. This calls for a file .htaccess to be placed in the directory
to control and a file named .htpasswd in some other directory for

(see for

My question is:

How can this be done under WinNT and IIS since you can not even create a
file name beginning with (.)? I have checked the IIS documentation but
it only talks about standard NT authentication. Does IIS do the same
thing in some other manner, did I miss something in the documentation or
must the customer reinvent this feature?

Any comments or suggestions appreciated.

George G. Stossel, President Phone:
DACOR Computer Systems FAX: 419.353.0149
519 W. Wooster Street Sales: 800.447.5333
Bowling Green, OH 43402-2763 03 USA Email: