HOW TO: Create a Registration Web in FrontPage 2000

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This article describes how to create a registration form on a web page for a protected web. A protected web requires user registration and authorization, which allows you to restrict or monitor access to your web pages.

Protecting Access to Web Pages

To allow a registered user access to your web, you can set up a registration form on a page in the <Root Web> and create a protected web. The <Root Web> is created automatically when you install the FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions on your server. The registration page in the <Root Web> acts as a gatekeeper to the protected web, because it forces users to register before they access your web. The protected web allows only registered users to access it.

  • You can set up a registration form in the <Root Web> only; you cannot set up a registration page in a subweb.
  • Microsoft Windows NT security, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Personal Web Server do not allow registration through a Web browser. For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    208637 FP2000: Registration Form Not Supported on IIS Web Server

Create a Protected Web

To create a protected web, follow these steps:
  1. Open FrontPage and create a new subweb off the root named secureweb.

    NOTE: This must be on a server that supports self-registration, such as Apache or the FrontPage Personal Web Server.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Security, and then click Permissions.
  3. On the Settings tab, select the Use unique permissions for this web check box, and then click Apply.
  4. Select the Users tab, select the Only registered users have browse access check box, and then click Apply.
  5. Click OK and close the subweb.

Create the Registration Form

To create the registration form, follow these steps:
  1. Open the <Root Web> on the same Web server in FrontPage.
  2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click New Page.
  3. Click the General tab, click to select the User Registration page from the list, and then click OK.
  4. Right-click the registration form, and then select Properties.
  5. Click Options.
  6. Type the web name secureweb from the preceding steps.

    NOTE: If you leave the Require secure password check box selected, this forces passwords to be longer than six characters.
  7. Click OK twice and save the page.
NOTE: If you open the root web that contains the registration form, the Component Errors Summary in the Report view lists any problems with the registration functionality.


For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194156.

For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 and earlier version of this article, see 143092.


Article ID: 207288 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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