[WEB4LIB] password protection and IIS 4.0

Thomas Dowling tdowling at ohiolink.edu
Mon Feb 8 14:20:44 EST 1999

IIS supports two password-based authentication systems, Basic
Authentication and NT Challenge/Response.  You only have
Challenge/Response enabled, and only IE (to my knowledge) supports it.
Enable Basic Authentication and Netscape will be able to get in.

Thomas Dowling
OhioLINK - Ohio Library and Information Network
tdowling at ohiolink.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Walter W. Giesbrecht <walterg at yorku.ca>
To: Multiple recipients of list <web4lib at webjunction.org>
Sent: Monday, February 08, 1999 2:04 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] password protection and IIS 4.0

>Can we restrict access to a directory using passwords on a server
>running IIS 4.0 and have it work for all clients?
>For a variety of reasons, we are moving most of our web content
>(excluding the catalogue itself) from a Unix server (running NCSA
>1.5 on AIX) to an NT server running Microsoft-IIS 4.0. We have
>been restricting access to one directory tree with a password on
>the Unix server, but have been unable to get this to work in the
>same way on the NT server. Our systems person has only been able
>to get it to work for MSIE users; Netscape users are locked out
>completely. Does this make sense? Or has our systems person
>missed something fundamental?
>Walter W. Giesbrecht                             walterg at yorku.ca
>Data Librarian                          (416) 736-2100 ext. 77551
>York University

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