Re: [htdig] Indexing Restricted Pages


Subject: Re: [htdig] Indexing Restricted Pages
From: Dave Salisbury (salisbur@fsl.noaa.gov)
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 16:04:50 PST


I'd imagine you might be able to do something along these lines:

<Directory>

require valid-user
order allow, deny
deny from all
allow from .your.domain.com
</Directory>

or some such permutation.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: Douglas Kline <kline@head-cfa.harvard.edu>
To: Geoff Hutchison <ghutchis@wso.williams.edu>
Cc: <htdig@htdig.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: [htdig] Indexing Restricted Pages

> > On Wed, 20 Dec 2000, Douglas Kline wrote:
> >
> > > The htdig search engine doesn't reach Web pages which require a Web login a
> nd
> > > password for user access. Is there a way to get it to do so, either by
> >
> > See the htdig program page: <http://www.htdig.org/htdig.html>
> > or the authorization attribute
> > <http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#authorization>
>
>
> Thanks for your prompt response. I have read these Web pages. The first one
> describes the options to the command htdig and mentions -u which can specify a
> username-password pair. The only way I can see to use this would be to put the
> username and password in plain text in the rundig file (or whatever file one
> uses for that purpose). Even if the file is protected, this could be
> considered insecure. It also means that a change in the username or password
> will require changing that file. The second Web page describes what I take to
> be options for the htdig.conf file and again required that the
> username-password combination be placed in plain text in that file in which
> case file protections are again one's only security.
>
> I would hope that we can accomplish the indexing of restricted pages without
> the use of the username-password information. Is there any way to construct
> the .htaccess file so as to permit access without login information by the
> htdig process or perhaps some alternate way of restricting user access which
> will still permit htdig access? TIA.
>
> Douglas Kline
>
>
> ========
> Douglas Kline
> kline@head-cfa.harvard.edu
>
>
>
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