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StarDust39
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« on: September 07, 2010, 11:56:30 AM »

Since late 2008, I have been successfully adding member Usernames and Passwords to the Password Protect Directory on our club website:

http://www.indylargescaler.org/

Recently, I logged in and opened cpanel to add a new name and got this message:

Warning:
Due to Frontpage Extensions currently being installed and enabled, password protected directories will not work. If you wish to use this feature instead of Frontpage, please disable the Frontpage extensions.

You can use Frontpage directly to create password protected directories just like you normally can here. Alternatively, you can disable frontpage extensions and still use Frontpage to publish the site design via Webdav or FTP.


As a web site amateur, I have no idea how to proceed.

What has changed?

Why?

Is there a way to go back to the previous method to add a new name?

How do I see the existing list of UN and PW??

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

David
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 10:12:24 PM »

in your cpanel their will be a frontpage extensions button and you can disable them there, it sounds like something wierd has happenned to enable them in the first place so disabling them would be the best option.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 05:20:19 PM »

For years I've been using cPanel folder protection on my FrontPage enabled sites and it has worked just fine.

Why is LP now not allowing it?

cPanel folder protection has always worked fine for me with FrontPage.
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All the best, Rick E

Search the Microsoft KB for error messages:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&spid=919&adv=1

Microsoft groups have additional FrontPage assistance:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities
katrina1
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 01:01:13 AM »

Since the message mentions WebDav and we don't support that, I would say that message is from the makers of Cpanel which is not us. This has nothing to do with LP allowing it or not but rather compatibility between the 3rd party control panel and Frontpage.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 08:29:42 PM »

On a linux server this works (but your milage may vary Smile

In cPanel:

* Uninstall the FrontPage extensions
* Password protect the folder
* Reinstall the FrontPage extensions.
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All the best, Rick E

Search the Microsoft KB for error messages:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&spid=919&adv=1

Microsoft groups have additional FrontPage assistance:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 11:23:01 AM »

On a linux server this works (but your milage may vary Smile

In cPanel:

* Uninstall the FrontPage extensions
* Password protect the folder
* Reinstall the FrontPage extensions.

This is a problem with a newer version of C-Panel.  I encountered the same problem last year with a previously password-protected folder.  I got the same message Dave did.  I followed Rick's 3 steps; but all my theme information disappeared, and FP features, like the counter, were reset.  FP linkbars disappeared, fonts changed and the site was a mess!.  Of course, I panicked big time. 

I would add a fourth step to the above:  Open your FP site in FrontPage, click "remote site" and log in.  Look in your local _themes folder; then look in the remote _themes folder.  You will need to reinstall your theme into the remote site, since reinstalling the FP extensions wiped out your theme info, for some reason.  I was able to do so by simply publishing the site.  You may need to copy/paste the theme.  I reset my counter by right-clicking on the counter, and selecting "front page component properties."  You should probably note your current count of views before you uninstall the FP extensions if you want your counter to continue with an accurate number of viewers. 

This is a great big pita!  I have done this twice now to change the password annually.  This is definitely a problem with the newer version of C-Panel, as I never had to uninstall/reinstall the FP extensions until last year.  AAARGH! 

Hope this helps.  Soooo Cool
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 01:29:26 AM »

Found this answer on cpanel website


FrontPage extensions and Password Protect Directories feature actually didn't work many times, which resulted in a bug case (6722) concerning that issue. After testing to try to get a working setup between FrontPage extensions and password protect directories where one wasn't found that worked 100% of the time, the decision was made to simply remove the ability to have both in cPanel. The warning message in cPanel > Password Protect Directories occurs as soon as you enable FrontPage extensions on the main domain and you cannot enable both FrontPage extensions and Password Protect Directories as a result on any domain or subdomain on the account.

It is likely best to encourage users who need password protect directories to convert to WebDAV or begin using one of the numerous free FTP clients to publish their site, especially since the end of life date for FrontPage extensions occurred many years ago and those extensions are simply no longer supported by Microsoft themselves. I realize that some users will be unable to cease using FrontPage, but those users may instead then need to find an alternative in their script for login authentication methods.
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2012, 03:15:13 AM »

unfortunately nancy29 is right, there is a known bug with regards to cPanel when using Frontpage and password protected directories which causes such issues and there is no ETA or known intention to have it fixed in the near future most probably due to the fact that both password protected directories and Frontpage extensions are now kinda obsolete and they aren't maintained any longer either.

You can always use hotscripts.com to get a decent PHP script that password protects a directory listing and displays it using PHP
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