I recently came across the following code snippet for password protecting site directories. I’m curious though if anyone can suggest a method for customizing the login screen…essentially a login form within the html page.
If you have a more efficient way to approach this…I’m all ears. Thank you!
As far as I’m aware, most browsers don’t provide a “login screen” – simply a dialogue box. How are you imagining customising it? Do you want users to be taken to a different page first to authenticate?
Then I suspect htaccess is not the solution. Look instead towards using a database to manage authentication. It’s not a complicated process, but will require you to read around the subject a little bit.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen many good tutorials on session management. Most of them oversimplify the process for illustration, resulting in insecure systems. My advice would be to look at the source code of a few open source projects that include login systems to see how they handle it.
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