Working with Macromedia Dreamweaver
is very easy and remarkably similar to working with FrontPage.
Follow the steps below and you will be able to password protect
a page you designed with Dreamweaver.
Use Dreamweaver to create your web pages, including those
needing password protection.
You will need to know the path where the site has been
saved on your computer, then you can use HTML Password Lock
to password protect the selected file(s), directory, or
site you want to protect.
HTML Password Lock.
Step 1, click on the "Add file" button, browse
to the folder where the site has been saved on your computer,
select the HTML file(s) or directory(s) you want to protect,
and add each to the file list.
Step 2, define a username and password. If this is the
first time you use the software, you can click on the
"Next" button to skip Steps 3 and 4, keeping
the default options for both.
the Last Step, click on the "Lock" button. The
locked file(s) will be listed on the file list.
a file in the file list, double-click on it or click on
the "Test" button to open it with your Web browser
and test the password protection. If you open the file
with Internet Explorer, click the yellow alert bar on
top of the web page, select "Allow Blocked Content"
in the pop-up window, then click on the "Yes"
For a detailed description of this step, please refer to Quick
Now that the HTML file(s) have been locked, you can upload
them to your Web server using the "Synchronize"
feature in Dreamweaver or a stand-alone FTP client software.
After the HTML file(s) are protected, you cannot edit the
protected content directly.
To edit the content of a locked file, first you need to
restore the locked file to its original, unlocked state.
After your edits, lock the file once again. For how to restore
the locked file, please refer to How
to edit the content of a locked file?