How do I secure web pages?

You can create one or more password protected pages and assign other pages to go "behind it," meaning those pages cannot be accessed from the web site until the visitor has logged in to the 'gateway' page.

Add the Login and Target Pages
Add a new page, selecting the Security Login template. The Login page must be published. A new page cannot be published from the Project Manager, you must first select the page, click on Edit, Save Changes and then Publish, even if there is not yet any content on the page. Add another new page, usually using a secondary page template. This will be the target page, where the user will be directed after logging in. This page must also be published.


1. Create the Security Group
Go to the Account Manager (Security pages must be created by an Administrator) and select Securing Web Pages. Click on the “Add Group” button. Type in the name of a new Security group under Group Information, then select the Log-in page and the Target page from the drop down menus. If neither the Login page nor the Target page are visible in the list of available pages, they have not been published. Assign the target page and any subsequent pages that will be behind the security login. Do not assign the login page itself. Click on Save Changes.

2. Create the Username and Password
Click on the Make a Selection drop-down under Security Group, then select the desired security group. Type in a Username and Password. This does not have to be an authorized netStartEnterprise account holder, but there still needs to be a username and password. For general login purposes (allowing access to multiple persons) this username and password can be shared among any number of persons. Click the Add button beneath the Password field and then click on Save Changes. To review an authorized user’s account information, or to change the Username and/or Password, click on the username in the Authorized Users field.

3. Adding Multiple Pages to the Same Security Group
You have the ability to add multiple pages to the same security group. Adding multiple pages to the same security group will prevent viewers from accessing pages of your secured site from an outside URL. To secure multiple pages within a security group, select the pages from the list of Available Web Pages and select the right arrow to move them into the Secured Web Pages. If a viewer accesses any of these pages, they will be brought to your selected Login Page and then directed to the Target Page you have selected.

Testing the Login Page
To test the log-in page, preview the page and type “preview” in place of “default” in the browser‘s address bar. The username(s) and password(s) will not work properly in preview mode. The target page must also be published.


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