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iWeb '09 Essential Training

Password-protecting your site


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iWeb '09 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Password-protecting your site

We're almost done with our iWeb tutorials here, just a few more odds and ends to cover. In this movie I want to show you iWeb's password protection feature. This is a really useful feature if you have a site that you only want certain people to access. Because when you publish your site to the web, you're putting it out there for anyone to stumble across. Lots of times that mabe what you want, to have total strangers come and browse your site, but there may be times when you only want certain people to be able to access your site. To password protect your site, select your site in the iWeb sidebar. Now as I mentioned earlier, password protection is only available if you're publishing your site to MobileMe. So select Publish to MobileMe from the Publish To menu.

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iWeb '09 Essential Training
3h 30m Beginner May 13, 2009

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Anyone looking for a fast and easy way to build a great web site can use iWeb to bring together and post photos and videos that were created using other iLife '09 applications. Instructor Garrick Chow demonstrates the basic functions and the new features of this application in iWeb '09 Essential Training. Garrick shows how to create and publish everything from basic web pages containing text and images to more involved pages with video. He also demonstrates how to create blogs and podcast pages. Exercise file accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Manipulating and adjusting images directly in iWeb '09
  • Using built-in widgets to add interactivity
  • Importing movies from iMovie
  • Creating photo pages from iPhoto
  • Managing multiple sites
  • Using MobileMe with iWeb '09
  • Blogging and podcasting
  • Publishing a site via FTP
Subject:
Web
Software:
iWeb
Author:
Garrick Chow

Password-protecting your site

We're almost done with our iWeb tutorials here, just a few more odds and ends to cover. In this movie I want to show you iWeb's password protection feature. This is a really useful feature if you have a site that you only want certain people to access. Because when you publish your site to the web, you're putting it out there for anyone to stumble across. Lots of times that mabe what you want, to have total strangers come and browse your site, but there may be times when you only want certain people to be able to access your site. To password protect your site, select your site in the iWeb sidebar. Now as I mentioned earlier, password protection is only available if you're publishing your site to MobileMe. So select Publish to MobileMe from the Publish To menu.

That gives us this Privacy area and I can check Make my published site private. Notice that says site, not page. When you add password protection, you add it for your entire site. So only people with the right username and password will be able to see any pages at all within your site. So you're going to need to enter a username and a password. Now, these are items that you're going to be sharing with other people who want to see your site. So you're warned here not to use your MobileMe username and password or else you're basically giving everyone complete access to your MobileMe account. Generally not a good idea.

So I'll stick with a username and password I'm comfortable distributing to a select group of people. Let's make it garrickis / awesome. I have no problem with people typing that information in. Note that you do have to enter both the username and a password and they are case-sensitive. So if you use capital letters, be sure to let your visitors know which letters are uppercase. Now usernames have to be between 3 and 20 characters and your password has to have a minimum of six characters and it's limited to a total of 20 characters by iWeb. That's there is to that. To put the password protection into effect, click Publish Site.

iWeb will republish my site to my MobileMe account and now when I click Visit Site now, I'm presented with this dialog box asking me for my username and password. If I don't know the username and password, I can't get into the site. So let me type the proper username and password in here, and there is my site, pretty cool! This is another feature that often times isn't the easiest thing to implement on other web design programs, but iWeb makes it a snap to password-protect your site.

Just remember that password protection is only available if you publish your site to a MobileMe account. To remove password protection, just uncheck Make my published site private, and then click Publish Site again, and then visitors will no longer be required to enter a username and password to see your site. So if I visit my site now, no username and password are required.

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