Securing pages on www.upenn.edu
Following are methods available to providers on www.upenn.edu and its virtual hosts to limit access to specified pages:
Web password accessProviders can require a username and password of their own choosing for access to a directory to ensure that only trusted parties can gain access. When the URL for the protected directory is entered, a username/password dialog box appears, requiring the user to enter the correct combination. Providers wishing to set a web password should visit the ProDesk web site to open a Remedy ticket.
PennKey/password accessRather than setting up a separate web username/password, providers can use the PennKey/password to control access to web pages. To limit access to specified pages:
IP address/hostname access
Note: Providers on www.upenn.edu cannot restrict pages to the upenn.edu domain since pages are being served through our caching service. Providers on our virtual hosts can opt to use domain or IP address restriction.
If you have pages that are only meant to be accessed by people from the University you can restrict access to a domain or range of IP addresses.
You will need to create a .htaccess in your restricted sub-directory. A sample .htaccess file would be:
AuthUserFile /dev/null AuthGroupFile /dev/null AuthName Domain-restricted AuthType Basic order deny,allow deny from all allow from .upenn.edu
This will allow any host in the .upenn.edu domain to view your pages but anyone else will get a 403 Forbidden error message.
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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