htaccess IE7 issues

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by hafa, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. hafa

    hafa Perch

    I have a directory which is using htaccess to limit access via a log/pass. It works just fine, but when I pass the log/pass in a URL string such as:

    http://username:[email protected]/mydir

    it works fine in firefox, but in IE7, it fails immediately, not finding the address. This behaviour also manifests in IE7 when using an asp response.redirect to call the URL (FF works fine) any ideas?
  2. Stephen

    Stephen US Operations Staff Member

    the username:password style was actually disabled back in IE6 for security, they had a major flaw that allowed cross site scripting to steal users/passwords.
  3. hafa

    hafa Perch

    Thanks, Stephen. I was afraid it would be something like this...

    Now I have to figure out another way to use a database record to determine directory level access...Cookies, maybe?

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