Some users who design their websites with Microsoft FrontPage have reported problems logging in with correct username/password combinations. This is because FrontPage automatically creates an .htaccess file that interferes with the code generated by Website Access Manager. There are two ways to get around this issue:
- Configure your FrontPage server extensions to disable the .htaccess feature. If you are unsure of how to do this, contact your hosting provider.
- Manually log in to your server with an FTP program and go to the folder you are trying to protect. Locate the .htaccess file and delete the FrontPage code. It looks like this:
# -FrontPage- IndexIgnore .htaccess */.??* *~ *# */HEADER* */README* */_vti* <Limit GET POST> order deny,allow deny from all allow from all </Limit> <Limit PUT DELETE> order deny,allow deny from all </Limit> AuthName committees AuthUserFile [path on your server]/_vti_pvt/service.pwd AuthGroupFile [path on your server]/_vti_pvt/service.grp
Once you've removed this information, resave the file. For more information about using Website Access Manager with Microsoft FrontPage, read the following articles: