This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand this format, some or all of this message may not be legible. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] I'm coding a CMS right now, and the more straight forward approach to this that we've chosen is the cookie method. ASP understands it and is practically built right in. http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_cookies.asp. The only other weird way I wouldn't dare do is IP address detection. Dangerous and not recommended. -----Original Message----- From: Dougal Campbell [mailto:dougal at gunters.org] Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 1:04 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Check for auth w/o forcing logon? Is there a way (ASP or PHP) to check whether a user has previously authenticated on our site (Basic auth), without forcing them to actually logon if they hadn't? In other words, I want to give them different content, depending on whether they have previously visited a password-protected page elsewhere on the site. Or will I need to switch from basic auth to a cookie-based scheme to accomplish this? I suppose I could set a cookie from *within* the protected area, but I'm still curious to see if there's a way to detect it without cookies. -- Ernest MacDougal Campbell III, MCP+I, MCSE <dougal at gunters.org> http://dougal.gunters.org/ http://spam.gunters.org/ Web Design & Development: http://www.mentalcollective.com/ This message is guaranteed to be 100% eror frea! -- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !