After receiving a few queries about how to store passwords using ACCESS and ASP, and then use them as "logins", I thought, well, why not write in a separate article, instead of attaching multiple ASP files that are full of confusing comments and variables only to be decipherable by my brain?
I'm assuming you've installed, and are running PWS (Personal Web Server) on your machine, if you are not already working on a server that supports ASP.
First of all, create a database, for instance, customers.Define a table with all fields you require (include email and password).
After database has been created, you need to create a DNS in order to access this database through your ASP pages.
If you have never created it, this is how you do it:
Go to Control Panel (My Computer -> Control Panel), and click on icon that should be saying "ODBC Data Sources (32bit)". In resulting window, select "System DSN" tab. Then click on "Add..." button. From given list of Database drivers, select "Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)" and click "Finish" button. You reach a place where you have to enter "Data Source Name". Enter it, anything, for instance, "customers". Then click "Select..." button. This lets you select Access database you created. Press Ok, press Ok, and press Ok. Your DSN is created.
In first part, I'll write about storing passwords.
File name: sessions.inc
if session("email")="" then session("email")="notlogged" session("pass")="" end if
This file you can include in every page as
so that you can use them whenever you need them.
Now accepting login and password.
For this you require a normal HTML form. You can have "n" number of fields in a form, but here, our primary concern is, getting email as login, and accompanying password.
Please enter your details:
We validate form before it proceeds to "action" file so that there is very little server-side processing. A simple validation:
So now when user clicks on "Submit", he/she goes to "storelog.asp" In between, you can have a file to confirm form fields and give user an option to modify them before finally saving.