CGI Help Needed

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at
Fri Apr 7 10:54:23 EDT 2000

Paul Gresham wrote:
> What is the normal and respected method of User authentication on a web
> site, how should I present a login box when the user is not authenticated

Normally this is a function of the web server and you can specify
directories or modules which require authentication.

> without using cookies, allowing them to continue surfing 

Tricky, the 'normal way' in my experience is to use cookies! 
Usually set to time out after the session ends.

Alan G.

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