Error when opening localhost in IE


J

jimt

When entering http://localhost/ ; on the IE browser address line the error
screen is:

"The website declined to show this webpage
Most likely causes:
This website requires you to log in."
(detail)
"This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to
connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage."

I don't know why this is a security problem. I have not "installed"
security/log on/password access to the local site since it is only on my PC;
i.e. no one else accesses the localhost.

My goal is to test changes I make to FP pages before uploading to the www
site (stonehamme.com).

1. Why am I getting the error message when opening localhost with IE?
2. Any suggestions on setting up a test environment to check out the changes
to the localhost pages before uploading via FP to the www site?

Thanks
Jim T.
 
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S

Stefan B Rusynko

Create a user password for Windows
- doesn't matter if you are the only one using the PC
IIS requires authentication using your windows user id and password

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SBR @ ENJOY (-: [ Microsoft MVP - FrontPage ]
"Warning - Using the F1 Key will not break anything!" (-;
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| When entering http://localhost/ ; on the IE browser address line the error
| screen is:
|
| "The website declined to show this webpage
| Most likely causes:
| This website requires you to log in."
| (detail)
| "This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that Internet Explorer was able to
| connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage."
|
| I don't know why this is a security problem. I have not "installed"
| security/log on/password access to the local site since it is only on my PC;
| i.e. no one else accesses the localhost.
|
| My goal is to test changes I make to FP pages before uploading to the www
| site (stonehamme.com).
|
| 1. Why am I getting the error message when opening localhost with IE?
| 2. Any suggestions on setting up a test environment to check out the changes
| to the localhost pages before uploading via FP to the www site?
|
| Thanks
| Jim T.
|
 
R

Rob Giordano [MS MVP]

With your local host website opened in FP...have you tried File | Preview in
Browser(s) ? It's a whole lot handier, especially Preview in Multiple
Browsers.
 
J

jimt

Thanks. I'm not sure how I've done it but I made some changes in IIS and now
able to open the localhost in IE. I did/do have a Windows logon and I believe
what I did in IIS (default web property) is to turn on a check box that use
the Windows logon rights.

I do at times use the Browser in FP, mainly for htlm pages. I have a lot of
ASP pages that because of the mixed coding of HTML and VBscript the FP browse
will not work.

I think what I would like to do now is to set up a sub web and publish the
localhost to it for testing.

Thanks again for all the help.
Jim T.
 
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Q

Qaddoumi

dear,
you can add he user iuser_computername to users in the folder that contain
your files.
to do that you maybe need to make a change ( while you in the your web
folder go to
tools - folder options - view - at the end of the list remove the click from
" use simple file sharing ....'
 

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