RE: Basic ByPassword Authentication

George G. Stossel ( (no email) )
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 07:23:25 -0500

That's the problem, this appears to be a UNIX capability that I
can replicate under NT.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Scott []
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 1997 6:58 PM
Subject: Re: Basic ByPassword Authentication

The example page you are giving us is for a unix server
looks like. Probably not applicable to NT


-----Original Message-----
From: George G. Stossel <STOSSEL@DACOR.COM>
To: 'Windows NT ISP Mailing List' <>
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 1997 3:30 PM
Subject: Basic ByPassword Authentication

>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
>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
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