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Re: CGI directory access control

by AgentM (Curate)
on Feb 06, 2001 at 20:58 UTC ( #56698=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to CGI directory access control

Though, as mentioned above, you have some pretty restrictive and rather silly requirements, I propose another solution- cookies or random URL IDs (remember, or is not mutually exclusive). Then, you could feed info about an otherwise unserved (via httpd) directory through a CGI to the person who enters the right password. Additionly, such a person would be potentially able to download files that would be otherwise inaccessible by httpd.

But be warned, this is a blatant security hole (you are simply circumventing everything that the httpd stands for) and I certainly must concur that using built-in security modules is the REAL solution. There are several modules that provide basic authentication to medium and maximum encryption solutions which are free and easy to install. Why not take a look at those instead?

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