FrontPage password protection & site editing help needed


G

Guest

I have an off site server running 2003 standard server SP1, IIS with
frontpage extensions on. It hosts a website I just created in frontpage 2003.

When I am at my desk (a different site than the server) and I view the site
over the internet I cannot edit it. Frontpage 2003 is installed on my
desktop. I click "edit site with microsoft frontpage" and the site seems to
load for editing, but it cannot be edited, I am not asked for my user name
and password and ony the index page shows. Not the tree on the left with all
the files and folders.

How can I edit this site over the internet from my desk?

How can I prevent editing of the site by others since I am not asked for my
user name and password when I try to edit it?

Sorry for this basic stuff. Heck, I'm in networking not webdesign. Thanks
for helping.
 
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Ronx

Open FrontPage, then use File->Open Site and choose your "off site "web
site or type in its address (as you would in IE, but include the http://.
If you do not see the folder list, then your site is not open - you are
editing the copy of the page in Temporary Internet Files.
 
A

Ada Pan [MSFT]

Hello Steve,

As Ronx suggested, you need to open the web site or IP address from File -
Open in FrontPage 2003.

Also if you would like to edit your site over the Internet, please make
sure you are using Basic Authentication in IIS. For more information,
please see the article below:

How To Configure IIS Web Site Authentication in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324274

In the meantime, the methods provided in the following article are also
helpful:

How to troubleshoot publishing problems in FrontPage
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324843

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Ada Pan

Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
====================================================
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
====================================================
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
G

Guest

Thank you for your relpies. I think you have pointed me in the right
direction.

I read the article on Basic Authentication. I may have misunderstood it.
Basic Authentication will ask for user name and password, but won't that
block the people that visit the site from viewing it?

I need to be able to modify the site over the internet using FrontPage while
still allowing people anonymous access so they can view the site.

Please set me straight on this.
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

If the FP extensions are installed and configured correctly, then you do not have to be concern
about setting the correct permission for have FP access to your site.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
==============================================
Agents Real Estate Listing Network
http://www.NReal.com
==============================================
 
G

Guest

Hi Thomas:
FrontPage extensions are on. When I go to the site (which is at a different
location) I click on edit with ms frontpage. The index page sort of opens,
but I am not presented with a user name/password screen nor can I make
changes or see the tree on the left with the other pages.

How do I edit the site remotely then?
 
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Tom Willett

What happens when you use FP.. File | Open Site and input the remote URL?
--
===
Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
---
FrontPage Support:
http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
===
| Hi Thomas:
| FrontPage extensions are on. When I go to the site (which is at a
different
| location) I click on edit with ms frontpage. The index page sort of
opens,
| but I am not presented with a user name/password screen nor can I make
| changes or see the tree on the left with the other pages.
|
| How do I edit the site remotely then?
| --
| Thanks, Steve
|
|
| "Thomas A. Rowe" wrote:
|
| > If the FP extensions are installed and configured correctly, then you do
not have to be concern
| > about setting the correct permission for have FP access to your site.
| >
| > --
| > ==============================================
| > Thomas A. Rowe
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > ==============================================
| > Agents Real Estate Listing Network
| > http://www.NReal.com
| > ==============================================
| >
| >
| > | > > Thank you for your relpies. I think you have pointed me in the right
| > > direction.
| > >
| > > I read the article on Basic Authentication. I may have misunderstood
it.
| > > Basic Authentication will ask for user name and password, but won't
that
| > > block the people that visit the site from viewing it?
| > >
| > > I need to be able to modify the site over the internet using FrontPage
while
| > > still allowing people anonymous access so they can view the site.
| > >
| > > Please set me straight on this.
| > > --
| > > Thanks, Steve
| > >
| > >
| > > "Ada Pan [MSFT]" wrote:
| > >
| > >> Hello Steve,
| > >>
| > >> As Ronx suggested, you need to open the web site or IP address from
File -
| > >> Open in FrontPage 2003.
| > >>
| > >> Also if you would like to edit your site over the Internet, please
make
| > >> sure you are using Basic Authentication in IIS. For more
information,
| > >> please see the article below:
| > >>
| > >> How To Configure IIS Web Site Authentication in Windows Server 2003
| > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324274
| > >>
| > >> In the meantime, the methods provided in the following article are
also
| > >> helpful:
| > >>
| > >> How to troubleshoot publishing problems in FrontPage
| > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324843
| > >>
| > >> Hope this helps.
| > >>
| > >> Regards,
| > >>
| > >> Ada Pan
| > >>
| > >> Microsoft Online Partner Support
| > >> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
| > >> ====================================================
| > >> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
so
| > >> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
| > >> ====================================================
| > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
| > >>
| > >>
| > >>
| >
| >
| >
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

What happens when you use FP's File Menu | Open Web / Site and enter the URL as
http://www.domainname.com , etc. ?

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
==============================================
Agents Real Estate Listing Network
http://www.NReal.com
==============================================
 
G

Guest

When I try FP File / Open Site and thye the URL in it fails and says the site
cannot be located on my computer.

I then tried the same but told it to look for a FTP site and typed in the
URL. I also had to enter a password, but it failed.

This must be a simple thing. What am I doing wrong?
--
Thanks, Steve


Tom Willett said:
What happens when you use FP.. File | Open Site and input the remote URL?
--
===
Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
---
FrontPage Support:
http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
===
| Hi Thomas:
| FrontPage extensions are on. When I go to the site (which is at a
different
| location) I click on edit with ms frontpage. The index page sort of
opens,
| but I am not presented with a user name/password screen nor can I make
| changes or see the tree on the left with the other pages.
|
| How do I edit the site remotely then?
| --
| Thanks, Steve
|
|
| "Thomas A. Rowe" wrote:
|
| > If the FP extensions are installed and configured correctly, then you do
not have to be concern
| > about setting the correct permission for have FP access to your site.
| >
| > --
| > ==============================================
| > Thomas A. Rowe
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > ==============================================
| > Agents Real Estate Listing Network
| > http://www.NReal.com
| > ==============================================
| >
| >
| > | > > Thank you for your relpies. I think you have pointed me in the right
| > > direction.
| > >
| > > I read the article on Basic Authentication. I may have misunderstood
it.
| > > Basic Authentication will ask for user name and password, but won't
that
| > > block the people that visit the site from viewing it?
| > >
| > > I need to be able to modify the site over the internet using FrontPage
while
| > > still allowing people anonymous access so they can view the site.
| > >
| > > Please set me straight on this.
| > > --
| > > Thanks, Steve
| > >
| > >
| > > "Ada Pan [MSFT]" wrote:
| > >
| > >> Hello Steve,
| > >>
| > >> As Ronx suggested, you need to open the web site or IP address from
File -
| > >> Open in FrontPage 2003.
| > >>
| > >> Also if you would like to edit your site over the Internet, please
make
| > >> sure you are using Basic Authentication in IIS. For more
information,
| > >> please see the article below:
| > >>
| > >> How To Configure IIS Web Site Authentication in Windows Server 2003
| > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324274
| > >>
| > >> In the meantime, the methods provided in the following article are
also
| > >> helpful:
| > >>
| > >> How to troubleshoot publishing problems in FrontPage
| > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324843
| > >>
| > >> Hope this helps.
| > >>
| > >> Regards,
| > >>
| > >> Ada Pan
| > >>
| > >> Microsoft Online Partner Support
| > >> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
| > >> ====================================================
| > >> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
so
| > >> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
| > >> ====================================================
| > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
| > >>
| > >>
| > >>
| >
| >
| >
 
T

Tom Willett

Did you type it in as: http://www.mysitename.com

--
===
Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
---
FrontPage Support:
http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
===
| When I try FP File / Open Site and thye the URL in it fails and says the
site
| cannot be located on my computer.
|
| I then tried the same but told it to look for a FTP site and typed in the
| URL. I also had to enter a password, but it failed.
|
| This must be a simple thing. What am I doing wrong?
| --
| Thanks, Steve
|
|
| "Tom Willett" wrote:
|
| > What happens when you use FP.. File | Open Site and input the remote
URL?
| > --
| > ===
| > Tom Willett
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > ---
| > FrontPage Support:
| > http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
| > ===
| > | > | Hi Thomas:
| > | FrontPage extensions are on. When I go to the site (which is at a
| > different
| > | location) I click on edit with ms frontpage. The index page sort of
| > opens,
| > | but I am not presented with a user name/password screen nor can I make
| > | changes or see the tree on the left with the other pages.
| > |
| > | How do I edit the site remotely then?
| > | --
| > | Thanks, Steve
| > |
| > |
| > | "Thomas A. Rowe" wrote:
| > |
| > | > If the FP extensions are installed and configured correctly, then
you do
| > not have to be concern
| > | > about setting the correct permission for have FP access to your
site.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > ==============================================
| > | > Thomas A. Rowe
| > | > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > | > ==============================================
| > | > Agents Real Estate Listing Network
| > | > http://www.NReal.com
| > | > ==============================================
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > > Thank you for your relpies. I think you have pointed me in the
right
| > | > > direction.
| > | > >
| > | > > I read the article on Basic Authentication. I may have
misunderstood
| > it.
| > | > > Basic Authentication will ask for user name and password, but
won't
| > that
| > | > > block the people that visit the site from viewing it?
| > | > >
| > | > > I need to be able to modify the site over the internet using
FrontPage
| > while
| > | > > still allowing people anonymous access so they can view the site.
| > | > >
| > | > > Please set me straight on this.
| > | > > --
| > | > > Thanks, Steve
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | > > "Ada Pan [MSFT]" wrote:
| > | > >
| > | > >> Hello Steve,
| > | > >>
| > | > >> As Ronx suggested, you need to open the web site or IP address
from
| > File -
| > | > >> Open in FrontPage 2003.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Also if you would like to edit your site over the Internet,
please
| > make
| > | > >> sure you are using Basic Authentication in IIS. For more
| > information,
| > | > >> please see the article below:
| > | > >>
| > | > >> How To Configure IIS Web Site Authentication in Windows Server
2003
| > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324274
| > | > >>
| > | > >> In the meantime, the methods provided in the following article
are
| > also
| > | > >> helpful:
| > | > >>
| > | > >> How to troubleshoot publishing problems in FrontPage
| > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324843
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Hope this helps.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Regards,
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Ada Pan
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Microsoft Online Partner Support
| > | > >> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
| > | > >> ====================================================
| > | > >> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
newsreader
| > so
| > | > >> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
| > | > >> ====================================================
| > | > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no
| > rights.
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
G

Guest

No. Just www.mysitename.com

I'll try the http://
--
Thanks, Steve


Tom Willett said:
Did you type it in as: http://www.mysitename.com

--
===
Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
---
FrontPage Support:
http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
===
| When I try FP File / Open Site and thye the URL in it fails and says the
site
| cannot be located on my computer.
|
| I then tried the same but told it to look for a FTP site and typed in the
| URL. I also had to enter a password, but it failed.
|
| This must be a simple thing. What am I doing wrong?
| --
| Thanks, Steve
|
|
| "Tom Willett" wrote:
|
| > What happens when you use FP.. File | Open Site and input the remote
URL?
| > --
| > ===
| > Tom Willett
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > ---
| > FrontPage Support:
| > http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
| > ===
| > | > | Hi Thomas:
| > | FrontPage extensions are on. When I go to the site (which is at a
| > different
| > | location) I click on edit with ms frontpage. The index page sort of
| > opens,
| > | but I am not presented with a user name/password screen nor can I make
| > | changes or see the tree on the left with the other pages.
| > |
| > | How do I edit the site remotely then?
| > | --
| > | Thanks, Steve
| > |
| > |
| > | "Thomas A. Rowe" wrote:
| > |
| > | > If the FP extensions are installed and configured correctly, then
you do
| > not have to be concern
| > | > about setting the correct permission for have FP access to your
site.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > ==============================================
| > | > Thomas A. Rowe
| > | > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > | > ==============================================
| > | > Agents Real Estate Listing Network
| > | > http://www.NReal.com
| > | > ==============================================
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > > Thank you for your relpies. I think you have pointed me in the
right
| > | > > direction.
| > | > >
| > | > > I read the article on Basic Authentication. I may have
misunderstood
| > it.
| > | > > Basic Authentication will ask for user name and password, but
won't
| > that
| > | > > block the people that visit the site from viewing it?
| > | > >
| > | > > I need to be able to modify the site over the internet using
FrontPage
| > while
| > | > > still allowing people anonymous access so they can view the site.
| > | > >
| > | > > Please set me straight on this.
| > | > > --
| > | > > Thanks, Steve
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | > > "Ada Pan [MSFT]" wrote:
| > | > >
| > | > >> Hello Steve,
| > | > >>
| > | > >> As Ronx suggested, you need to open the web site or IP address
from
| > File -
| > | > >> Open in FrontPage 2003.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Also if you would like to edit your site over the Internet,
please
| > make
| > | > >> sure you are using Basic Authentication in IIS. For more
| > information,
| > | > >> please see the article below:
| > | > >>
| > | > >> How To Configure IIS Web Site Authentication in Windows Server
2003
| > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324274
| > | > >>
| > | > >> In the meantime, the methods provided in the following article
are
| > also
| > | > >> helpful:
| > | > >>
| > | > >> How to troubleshoot publishing problems in FrontPage
| > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324843
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Hope this helps.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Regards,
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Ada Pan
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Microsoft Online Partner Support
| > | > >> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
| > | > >> ====================================================
| > | > >> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
newsreader
| > so
| > | > >> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
| > | > >> ====================================================
| > | > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no
| > rights.
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
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G

Guest

Yes, it says server is not accessable or password protected (yet I am not
asked for a password) or it containes soe special characters, which it
doesn't.

Do I have to change something on IIS?
--
Thanks, Steve


Tom Willett said:
Did you type it in as: http://www.mysitename.com

--
===
Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
---
FrontPage Support:
http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
===
| When I try FP File / Open Site and thye the URL in it fails and says the
site
| cannot be located on my computer.
|
| I then tried the same but told it to look for a FTP site and typed in the
| URL. I also had to enter a password, but it failed.
|
| This must be a simple thing. What am I doing wrong?
| --
| Thanks, Steve
|
|
| "Tom Willett" wrote:
|
| > What happens when you use FP.. File | Open Site and input the remote
URL?
| > --
| > ===
| > Tom Willett
| > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > ---
| > FrontPage Support:
| > http://www.frontpagemvps.com/
| > ===
| > | > | Hi Thomas:
| > | FrontPage extensions are on. When I go to the site (which is at a
| > different
| > | location) I click on edit with ms frontpage. The index page sort of
| > opens,
| > | but I am not presented with a user name/password screen nor can I make
| > | changes or see the tree on the left with the other pages.
| > |
| > | How do I edit the site remotely then?
| > | --
| > | Thanks, Steve
| > |
| > |
| > | "Thomas A. Rowe" wrote:
| > |
| > | > If the FP extensions are installed and configured correctly, then
you do
| > not have to be concern
| > | > about setting the correct permission for have FP access to your
site.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > ==============================================
| > | > Thomas A. Rowe
| > | > Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
| > | > ==============================================
| > | > Agents Real Estate Listing Network
| > | > http://www.NReal.com
| > | > ==============================================
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | > | > > Thank you for your relpies. I think you have pointed me in the
right
| > | > > direction.
| > | > >
| > | > > I read the article on Basic Authentication. I may have
misunderstood
| > it.
| > | > > Basic Authentication will ask for user name and password, but
won't
| > that
| > | > > block the people that visit the site from viewing it?
| > | > >
| > | > > I need to be able to modify the site over the internet using
FrontPage
| > while
| > | > > still allowing people anonymous access so they can view the site.
| > | > >
| > | > > Please set me straight on this.
| > | > > --
| > | > > Thanks, Steve
| > | > >
| > | > >
| > | > > "Ada Pan [MSFT]" wrote:
| > | > >
| > | > >> Hello Steve,
| > | > >>
| > | > >> As Ronx suggested, you need to open the web site or IP address
from
| > File -
| > | > >> Open in FrontPage 2003.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Also if you would like to edit your site over the Internet,
please
| > make
| > | > >> sure you are using Basic Authentication in IIS. For more
| > information,
| > | > >> please see the article below:
| > | > >>
| > | > >> How To Configure IIS Web Site Authentication in Windows Server
2003
| > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324274
| > | > >>
| > | > >> In the meantime, the methods provided in the following article
are
| > also
| > | > >> helpful:
| > | > >>
| > | > >> How to troubleshoot publishing problems in FrontPage
| > | > >> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324843
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Hope this helps.
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Regards,
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Ada Pan
| > | > >>
| > | > >> Microsoft Online Partner Support
| > | > >> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
| > | > >> ====================================================
| > | > >> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
newsreader
| > so
| > | > >> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
| > | > >> ====================================================
| > | > >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
no
| > rights.
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | > >>
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
G

Guest

Same as above. Can't open it or I can see the index page only. No tree on
the left.

Does IIS need something changed? Is there some setting that allows it to be
editable and challenges for a password?

I went to FP / typed in the whole URL this time.
 
G

Guest

By now I'm getting confused.

Shouldn't I be able to open the site with Internet Explorer, click on file /
edit with MS frontpage and be challenged for a password and then the site
should open complete with the file/folder view in the left pane for editing
and then save the changes back to the website server?

I can't even download the site to my workstation to edit it and then publish
it to the webserver.

What have I missed?
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

Have the FP extensions actually been configured on the web site via IIS MMC?

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
==============================================
Agents Real Estate Listing Network
http://www.NReal.com
==============================================
 
G

Guest

When I installed IIS on the 2003 standard server SP1 I turned on frontpage
extensions. I have checked and I know they are on.

You wrote "configured". If there has to be something configured with the
extensions, I have not done that noe do I know how to.

How do I configure the extensions and what do I configure them for?
 
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T

Thomas A. Rowe

If prior to upgrading to Windows SP1, you could access the site via FP, then you will need to
uninstall SP1.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
==============================================
Agents Real Estate Listing Network
http://www.NReal.com
==============================================
 
G

Guest

I put up the server and IIS, then created the site.

I made sure the extensions were installed and confirmed them. I do not know
what to configure on the extensions. I just turned them on.

The site was then created on that server.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't I be able to open that site
via IE on my workstation, click edit with FP and be prompted for user name
and password?

Problem is I am not prompted for user/password.
 
T

Thomas A. Rowe

After you have installed the extensions they must be configured for the each specific web site.

--
==============================================
Thomas A. Rowe
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
==============================================
Agents Real Estate Listing Network
http://www.NReal.com
==============================================
 
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G

Guest

OK. That must be the problem.

As soon as I get a chance I'll go that server and see what items there are
to configure.

I'll post tomorrow morning on what the outcome is.

Thank you all very much for helping out with web this stuff.
 

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