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  ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Subject:   protecting the CFIDE directory
Date:   2002-10-21 18:53:52
From:   anonymous2
I would for only certain persons on my network to have access to the CF Administrator.


Is there a way to authenticate Users in the default CF web server (either by username/password or by IP address)? Something similar to the Authentication methods in Apache? There doesn't seem to be much documentation at Macromedia on the subject.

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  • protecting the CFIDE directory
    2002-10-22 01:46:18  dicklacara [View]

    The developer system is a single-user system --localhost, plus 1 external IP address (for testing).

    The developer version is not suitable for use on a network, and to do so would be a violation of the license agreement,

    That makes this question academic for the developer system.

    In a licensed multi-user system (30-day Trial, development or production) authentication is provided by a combination of the underlying OS's file permissions and htaccess (or similar service) provided by the web server.

    Since the OS X port of CFMX cannot be interfaced to any web server except the CFMX-supplied default web server, web server authentication is not applicable to the OS X 30-day Trial system.

    I can't speak for Macromedia, but, for the reasons above, it is unnecessary to provide any authentication for the developer system.

    Dick