CGI Help Needed

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at gssec.bt.co.uk
Fri Apr 7 16:54:23 CEST 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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