Making pages password protected

By creating a text file (specifically called "htaccess.txt") you can protect your web pages from being seen by the general public. This is a simple way to allow only Clemson employees or students to see any password-protected Web pages you have created using Cascade.

Allowing access to all valid Clemson uderids:

Create a new file in any text editor such as Notepad (Windows) or Text Edit (Mac) and name it htaccess.txt. Copy the following content into your htaccess.txt file. 

NovellAuth on
AuthName "Novell Tree"
AuthType login.clemson.edu

<Limit GET POST>
require valid-user
</Limit>

Save the file (remember the naming conventions for System Names). Upload it to Cascade into the folder you want to password protected.

The level of security varies with the options outlined in the file. The example above will allow access to anyone with a valid Clemson userid and password.

Allowing access to limited valid Clemson uderids:

Follow the above directions tro create a new text documewnt. Then replace the line:

require valid-user

with something like:

require user ptogel
require user emassey

This would allow only the users ptogel & emasssey access to that web page. All user names need to be in lower case!

After you upload the file to Cascade, choose the Edit tab and then choose "No" to include in Left Navigaiton.

Original content by OWS Cascade How-to: What is an htaccess file?